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Brasstown Bald

highest point in Georgia, U.S., reaching an elevation of 4,784 feet (1,458 metres). It lies in the northwest part of the state in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 9 miles (14 km) east of Blairsville and just south of the North Carolina border. Heavily wooded, the mountain is within Chattahoochee National Forest, and its bare summit is topped by a five-story lookout tower. The name Brasstown probably derives from a misinterpretation of the Cherokee Indian name Itse'yi, meaning "green place," which was confused with the name Untsai'yi, meaning "brass."

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