Three Top Mountain (North Carolina)

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Three Top Mountain
Three Top Mountain is located in North Carolina
Three Top Mountain
Three Top Mountain
Location in North Carolina
Highest point
Elevation5,020[1] ft (1,530 m) [3]
Prominence1,269 feet (387 m)[2]
Coordinates36°25′33″N 81°34′43″W / 36.42583°N 81.57861°W / 36.42583; -81.57861Coordinates: 36°25′33″N 81°34′43″W / 36.42583°N 81.57861°W / 36.42583; -81.57861[3]
LocationAshe County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Warrensville

Three Top Mountain (variant names: Three Tops) is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, located west of the town of West Jefferson. Its elevation reaches 5,020 feet (1,530 m)[4] at its highest peak, unofficially named "Big Rock."[5] Three Top also has ten other sub-peaks of varying height.

The mountain generates feeder streams to the North Fork New River.


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  2. ^ "Three Top Mountain -". Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  3. ^ a b "Three Top Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
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