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Mount JeffersonSE of and named for town of Jefferson in central Ashe County. State park of 474 acres is maintained there for sightseeing and picnicking; created 1956. Appears in local records as Nigger Mountain as early as 1810; name changed at the creation of the park. Original name given because of the black appearance of the weathered granite of which much of the mountain is composed. A cave near the top is said to have been used by slaves fleeing to Ohio before the Civil War. Alt. 4,683.
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