Eaglenest Mountain

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Eaglenest Mountain
Eaglenest Mountain is located in North Carolina
Eaglenest Mountain
Eaglenest Mountain
Haywood County, North Carolina, U.S.
Elevation 4,924 ft (1,501 m)[1]
Location
Range Appalachian Mountains
Coordinates 35°29′46″N 83°02′35″W / 35.49611°N 83.04306°W / 35.49611; -83.04306Coordinates: 35°29′46″N 83°02′35″W / 35.49611°N 83.04306°W / 35.49611; -83.04306

Eaglenest Mountain (also known as Eagles Nest Mountain) is a mountain located 2 miles south of Maggie Valley, North Carolina in Haywood County. It is part of the Plott Balsams, a range of the Appalachian Mountains, and less than a mile south of North Eaglenest Mountain, a higher mountain which used to be called Mount Junaluska and is the highest mountain overlooking Lake Junaluska from the southwest. The closest town that is accessible by road is Hazelwood. Hazelwood was absorbed into the larger incorporated Town of Waynesville in 1995.

In 1900, S. C. Satterthwaite of Waynesville, North Carolina, which was 5 miles away, built the Eagle Nest Hotel at an elevation of 5050 feet. The location was a mountain range he called The Junaluskas,[2] on a peak called Mount Junaluska,[3] since named North Eaglenest Mountain. The hotel was destroyed by a fire of undetermined origin on April 22, 1918.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eaglenest Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  2. ^ http://www.heritagewnc.org/WNC_hotels_ABE/eagle_nest.htm, Retrieved on 2009-04-14.
  3. ^ Webb, Janet Threlkeld (2006). Haywood County: A Brief History. The History Press. p. 30. ISBN 9781596291751. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 

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