Friday, August 20, 2010
Blood Mountain, A Cherokee Holy Place
There are various theories on the origin of the mountain's name. Some believe that the name of the mountain comes from a bloody battle between the Cherokee and Creek Indians. Others believe that the name is based on the color of the lichen and Catawba rhododendron growing near the rocky summit. We visited Blood Mountain on our way to see our granddaughter at her new college in Dahlonega.