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Mount MitchellS Yancey County in Black Mountains. Alt. 6,684, the highest peak in E United States. Formerly known as Black Dome but renamed for Professor Elisha Mitchell (1793-1857) of the University of North Carolina, who fell to his death nearby while trying to verify his claim that it was the highest mountain E of the Mississippi. Known by the Cherokee Indians as Attakulla. See also Mitchell Falls.
Mount Mitchellcommunity in S Mitchell County on East Fork Grassy Creek.
Mount Mitchell State ParkS Yancey County. Covers 1,224 acres. Est. 1915 as the first state park in North Carolina. Scenic area, tent camping, picnicking, hiking, nature study, museum, recreation lodge, and lookout tower.
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