Adams Mountain

Coordinates: 35°55′52″N 81°43′28″W / 35.93111°N 81.72444°W / 35.93111; -81.72444
Adams Mountain
Adams Mountain, NC viewed from Beacon Heights, Oct 2016.jpg
Adams Mountain viewed from Beacon Heights
Highest point
Elevation2,490 ft (760 m)[1]
Coordinates35°55′52″N 81°43′28″W / 35.93111°N 81.72444°W / 35.93111; -81.72444[1]
Adams Mountain is located in North Carolina
Adams Mountain
Adams Mountain
Location in North Carolina
LocationCaldwell County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Collettsville

Adams Mountain (variant name: Adams Knob[1]) is a mountain near the unincorporated community of Collettsville, North Carolina. It is situated wholly within Pisgah National Forest. It reaches 2,490 feet (759 m) and is nearby Brown Mountain Ridge, which is known for its mysterious Brown Mountain Lights. Adams Mountain rises along the eastern rim of Wilson Creek Gorge. Its slopes generate feeder streams for Wilson Creek as it flows towards the Catawba River.

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  1. ^ a b c "Adams Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2009-12-29.