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How Did The Blue Ridge, GA Mountains Form?

How Did the Blue Ridge, GA Mountains Form?

Are you planning to stay in the North Georgia Mountains at My Mountain RendezView Cabin? Read below to learn about how these beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains were formed.

When we say the old Blue Ridge mountains, we mean it! As part of the Appalachian mountain range, the Blue Ridge mountains are the second oldest range in the whole world. Over 1 BILLION years ago, shifts in our Earth’s tectonic plates caused the Blue Ridge mountains to form in a system of peaks and valleys that span eight states!

Sometimes it’s a little confusing that you can see the Blue Ridge mountains in other states besides Georgia but these mountains are vast. There is a Northern section that includes Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. The Southern section includes West Virginia, Tennessee, North & South Carolina, and of course right here in Blue Ridge, Georgia! Our particular section of the range is known as the Appalachian Mountain Range and we are a part of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

They Really are Blue!

Have you ever wondered why these mountains are called Blue Ridge? If you catch any section of the range at the right time of day, you’ll see that the mountains have a distinctive blue color. The forests that cover these rocky protrusions are predominately made up of spruce and fir trees and they emit isoprene into the atmosphere creating the blue hue!

The Blue Ridge Mountains can span across 60 miles in some locations. While the tallest mountain in this system is Mount Mitchell in North Carolina rising at 6,684 feet high, just 30 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge is the tallest peak in Georgia, Brasstown Bald rising at 4,784 feet above sea level! You can see 4 states!

Early Inhabitants

The Native Americans, and specifically the Cherokee, lived in the Blue Ridge area more than 12,000 years ago! The moderate climate and the character of the mountains themselves, made a perfect region for inhabitants to settle. They farmed and hunted in the valleys and mountains that they called “the Enchanted Land” until they were forced to leave on the Trail of Tears.

Located just 90 minutes north of Atlanta, Blue Ridge, GA is within a day’s drive of five Southeastern states. The area in and around Blue Ridge is home to a host of cabins in Georgia many making for great Georgia cabin rentals. The Blue Ridge North Georgia countryside is richly blessed. The area comprises of 106,000 acres of national forest, more than 100 miles of rivers and streams, as well as Lake Blue Ridge a 3,290-acre crystal clear freshwater playground. Blue Ridge, Georgia offers something for everyone, from outdoor adventures and family-friendly fun to shopping, fine dining and simple relaxation. Check out our gorgeous cabin and our spectacular views on top of the upscale, special and unique My Mountain development.
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