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North Georgia mountains

Coordinates: 34°37′27″N 83°47′33.81″W / 34.62417°N 83.7927250°W / 34.62417; -83.7927250{{#coordinates:34|37|27|N|83|47|33.81|W|region:US |primary |name= }}

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Map showing relationship of North Georgia mountains to the Blue Ridge Mountain and the Appalachian mountain system

The Georgia Mountains Region or North Georgia mountains or Northeast Georgia is an area that starts in the northeast corner of Georgia, United States, and spreads in a westerly direction. The mountains in this region are in the Blue Ridge mountain chain that ends in Georgia. At over 1 billion years of age, the Blue Ridge mountains are among the oldest mountains in the United States and sometimes mistaken to be the oldest mountains in the world (they are only about one third of the age of South Africa's 3.6 billion year old Barberton greenstone belt.). The mountains in this region are also a part of the vast system of North American mountains known as the Appalachian Mountains that spans most of the United States longitudally along the eastern areas of the nation and terminates in Alabama.

The region is known for its ruggedness and scenic beauty. The Cherokee who lived in these mountains called them ᏌᏆᎾᎦ/Sah-ka-na'-ga - "The Great Blue Hills of God." Large portions of the North Georgia mountains are included in the more than Script error: No such module "convert". that comprises the Chattahoochee National Forest.

In popular culture

The fictional Dougal County, located in the North Georgia mountains, is the setting for the Adult Swim cartoon Squidbillies.[1]

The Chattooga River was used as a setting for the fictional Cahulawassee River in the book and film Deliverance and was filmed in the Tallulah Gorge southeast of Clayton, Georgia and on the Chattooga River.

See also

  • Georgia (U.S. state) portal
  • Geography portal

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