- 1 1/4 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Strong magnet embedded in back
- Mounted on story card
Elevation: 6684 ft.
Coordinates: N35° 45' 53'' W082° 15' 55''
Location: Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Lewis Ledford
Mount Mitchell is located in the Black Mountains and is the highest point east of the Mississippi River. It is a popular destination for park visitors, hikers, cyclists and others. Many special events culminate at it's summit. Six park trails of various lengths and difficulty will accommodate the hiker's interest. On clear days, visitors enjoy the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the summit observation tower.
Mount Mitchell was named after Dr. Elisha Mitchell, professor at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Mitchell explored and conducted extensive surveys of the Black Mountains, eventually concluding this summit to be the highest point. He is buried next to the summit tower.