Grandmother Mountain (North Carolina)

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Grandmother Mountain
Grandmother Mountain from Beacon Heights, Oct 2016.jpg
Grandmother Mountain, from Beacon Heights
Highest point
Elevation4,603 ft (1,403 m)[1]
Prominence240 ft (73 m)
Coordinates36°03′35″N 81°50′33″W / 36.05972°N 81.84250°W / 36.05972; -81.84250Coordinates: 36°03′35″N 81°50′33″W / 36.05972°N 81.84250°W / 36.05972; -81.84250[1]
Geography
Grandmother Mountain is located in North Carolina
Grandmother Mountain
Grandmother Mountain
Location in North Carolina
Grandmother Mountain is located in the United States
Grandmother Mountain
Grandmother Mountain
Grandmother Mountain (the United States)
LocationAvery County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Grandfather Mountain

Grandmother Mountain is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, near the community of Linville. It is wholly in the Pisgah National Forest and next to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its elevation reaches 4,603 feet (1,403 m). The mountain generates feeder streams for the Linville River.

On top of Grandmother Mountain is the WUNE-DT tower,[2] broadcasting the University of North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV/PBS) on channel 17.

Wilkes County[edit]

There is also a Grandmother Mountain in Wilkes County, North Carolina with an elevation of 3,379 ft (1,030 m).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grandmother Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  2. ^ "WUNE-DT (Linville)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  3. ^ "Grandmother Mountain - Wilkes County". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-31.

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