Simone Mountain

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Simone Mountain is a summit in Ashe County, North Carolina, in the United States. It has an elevation of 4,304 feet (1,312 m).[1] Simone Mountain is the 574th highest mountain in the state of North Carolina.[2]


Simone Mountain is said to be named from the color of the mountain's soil.[3]

Copper, gold, and silver ores have been found in the mountain.[4]

Originally known as "Mulatto Mountain", the mountain was renamed Simone Mountain in February 2021.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Simone Mountain
  2. ^ "Mulatto Mountain". Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ Arthur, John Preston (1914). Western North Carolina: A History (1730-1913). Edwards & Broughton printing Company. p. 164.
  4. ^ Lock, Alfred George (1882). Gold: Its Occurrence and Extraction: Embracing the Geographical and Geological Distribution and the Mineralogical Characters of Gold-bearing Rocks; the Peculiar Features and Modes of Working Shallow Placers, Rivers, and Deep Leads; Hydraulicing ... a Bibliography of the Subject; and a Glossary of English and Foreign Technical Terms. E.& F.N. Spon. p. 190.
  5. ^ "Why so many geographic sites in the US still have racist names". CNN. Retrieved 2021-10-05.

Coordinates: 36°20′51″N 81°30′20″W / 36.34763°N 81.50566°W / 36.34763; -81.50566