In school, I'd heard that several cultures had flood stories similar to that of Noah's ark, but I never knew that one was set in the North Georgia Mountains!
Of course, most of us remember from Sunday school how that Noah built an ark so that he and his family could survive God's great flood. Likewise, the Cherokee Indians believed that in the North Georgia Mountains there had once been a vast deluge with very few survivors. As in Noah's story, the only Cherokees who survived did so in a great canoe. When the storm was over, the canoe came to rest atop Enotah, a high mountain with a bare top. According to the Cherokee legend, these survivors not only lived through the great flood, but also continued to survive because they could farm atop this vacant, level mountain top until the waters subsided.
Today, Enotah is known as Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. Located in Towns County, just a short drive from where I live in Fannin County, Brasstown Bald is an amazing to visit, and I am now even more intrigued by it knowing this special legend. Learn more about this special place yourself by clicking on the link below. More info on Brasstown Bald