Trip: Brasstown Bald
by Patsy Body
Special to The Star
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Lookout at Brasstown Bald. Photo: Patsy Body/Special to The Star
Lookout at Brasstown Bald. Photo: Patsy Body/Special to The Star
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View from Brasstown Bald. Photo: Patsy Body/Special to The Star
View from Brasstown Bald. Photo: Patsy Body/Special to The Star
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Brasstown Bald, located near Blairsville in north Georgia, is the highest point in Georgia with an elevation of 4,784 feet. It is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Its name came from the former Cherokee Village of Brasstown; the term “bald” refers to a mountain that has a 360 degree unobstructed view.

Though Brasstown Bald is far north of Atlanta near the North Carolina border, on a clear day you may see the tall buildings of Atlanta from the summit.

The observation tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the midst of the Great Depression as were many of the buildings in our state and national parks.
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