Brown Mountain (North Carolina)

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Brown Mountain Ridge
Brown Mountain, North Carolina viewed from Beacon Heights, October 2016.jpg
Brown Mountain viewed from Beacon Heights
Highest point
Elevation2,283 ft (696 m)
Coordinates35°54′57″N 81°44′45″W / 35.91583°N 81.74583°W / 35.91583; -81.74583
Geography
LocationBurke / Caldwell counties, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Collettsville

Brown Mountain[1] is a low-lying ridge, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long, in the Pisgah National Forest near Morganton, North Carolina, on the border of Burke and Caldwell Counties.

Since at least the early 20th century, mysterious illuminations known as the Brown Mountain Lights have been seen there. The lights are small balls that appear irregularly over Brown Mountain.

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