Big Butt Mountain

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Big Butt Mountain or Big Butt are the names of five distinct mountains in Western North Carolina. Butt in this context is a corruption of butte.[1]

Buncombe County[edit]

Big Butt (Buncombe and Yancey counties), viewed from Mount Mitchell
  • Big Butt Mountain is a summit in Buncombe and Haywood counties.[2] It has an elevation of 4,767 feet (1,453 m).
  • Big Butt is a summit in Buncombe and Yancey counties.[3] It has an elevation of 5,948 feet (1,813 m).

Haywood County[edit]

Macon County[edit]

Big Butt, Macon County viewed from Rabun Bald
  • Big Butt is a summit in Macon County. The mountain has an elevation of about 5,000 feet (1,500 m).[5]

Madison County[edit]

  • Big Butt is a summit on the border of North Carolina and Greene County, Tennessee. The mountain has an elevation of 4,806 feet (1,465 m).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lillard, David (2002). Appalachian Trail Names: Origins of Place Names Along the AT. Stackpole Books. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-8117-2672-6.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Big Butt Mountain
  3. ^ "Big Butt, NC 5940'". ListsOfJohn.com. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Big Butt Mountain
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Big Butt Mountain
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Big Butt Mountain

Coordinates: 35°35′51″N 82°47′56″W / 35.59750°N 82.79889°W / 35.59750; -82.79889