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Cullowheecommunity in W central Jackson County on Tuckasegee River. Originally named Kullaughee Valley, an Indian word meaning "place of the lilies." Name changed to Painter, for the first postmaster, when a post office was est. there in 1883 (closed 1908). Renamed Cullowhee about 1900. Home of Western Carolina University, founded in 1889. Alt. 2,066.
Cullowhee Creekrises in W Jackson County and flows N into Tuckasegee River.
Cullowhee Gapon the Jackson-Macon county line.
Cullowhee MountainW Jackson County, extends N from Hunter Jim Creek to Webster Creek. Alt. 4,411.
Cullowhee TownshipW central Jackson County.
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