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Cheaha Mountain

Mountain information
NameCheaha Mountain
Elevation2413 ft (735.5 m)
ListingU.S. state high point
LocationCleburne County, Alabama, USA
RangeTalladega Mountains
Typequartzite rock
Easiest routeRoad

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Cheaha Mountain, often called Mount Cheaha ( ), is the highest point in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is located a few miles north-west of Delta in scenic Cheaha State Park, which contains a lodge, restaurant, and other amenities.

The highest point is marked with a USGS marker (photo below) in front of Bunker Tower, a stone Civilian Conservation Corps building with an observation deck on top. The CCC also constructed a road to Cheaha, but the road has been closed for years. The old road is locally referred to as the "CC Road" and contains interesting, inaccessible ruins. Near the peak is Bald Rock, which was recently improved with a wheelchair-accessible wooden walkway that provides an impressive overlook of the surrounding region. The entire area gives an impression of being at a much higher elevation than it actually is, in part because of the relatively low elevation of the adjacent area to the west.

Cheaha Mountain is part of the Talladega Mountains, a final southern segment of the Blue Ridge, unlike other elevations of the Appalachians in north Alabama, which are part of the Cumberland Plateau. The mountain also has the unique distinction of being the highest geographical point in the eastern portion of the Sun Belt (south of Interstate 20, and north of the Gulf of Mexico).

The mountain is a host to several commercial and public service transmitters. These transmitters, along with sundry structures dating back to commercial schemes by the State of Alabama in the Seventies, stand in stark contrast to the surrounding natural environment. The Calhoun County Amateur Radio Association has a repeater near the peak and Alabama Public Television has its transmitter for WCIQ TV (and digital DTV 52), a tower 176 meters tall. This mountain is also known to hold the location of the Summer Camp known as Camp Mac

The mountain was opened to the public as a state park on June 7, 1939.

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Festival planned at Cheaha State Park - Cleburne News Tweet this news
Cleburne News--The -mountain- festival starts the fall season at -Cheaha- each year and brings people to this area. It's a weekend of good eats… Fried pies, frog legs, ... - Date : Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:12:08 GMT+00:00
Let's preserve the scenic beauty of the Eastern Parkway - Anniston Star Tweet this news
Anniston Star--Yes, we have Mount -Cheaha-, but that is not the same as our own Blue Ridge -Mountain- experience. So let's put some efforts into preserving our parkway. ... - Date : Tue, 17 Aug 2010 08:08:50 GMT+00:00
Police Searching for Missing Oxford Man - CBS42 Tweet this news
CBS42--Family members say 26-year-old Chase Harris called his grandmother, Sue Harris, saying his car had run out of gas near -Cheaha Mountain-. ... - Date : Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:16:17 GMT+00:00
Body of Harris discovered - CBS42 Tweet this news
CBS42--UPDATE: Chase Harris, from Oxford, Alabama has been found deceased in the area of KenTuck on -Cheaha Mountain- on this date. The family has been notified and ... - Date : Wed, 21 Jul 2010 02:35:03 GMT+00:00
Business As Usual ... Is one road to local prosperity a bike path? - Anniston Star Tweet this news
Anniston Star--We've got a lot going for us in terms of biking, the Chief Ladiga Trial, a developing -mountain- bike trail on Coldwater -Mountain-, the -Cheaha- Century ... - Date : Mon, 24 May 2010 08:03:59 GMT+00:00

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