Peaks of Otter Historical

Peaks of Otter Historical (HM1T4V)

Location: Montvale, VA 24122
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N 37° 28.47', W 79° 41.515'

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Straight ahead are SharpTop Mountain and Flat Top Mountain. They are two of the three prominent summits that surround the Peaks of Otter area, approximately 6.5 miles distant.No one knows for certain why the area is called the Peaks of Otter. The Cherokee could have called the peaks "ottari," meaning high places. Settlers, arriving in the early 1800s, might have named the Peaks of Otter after Scotland's Ben Otter Mountain, which resembles Sharp Top. Or, perhaps the name refers to otters that once inhabited nearby rivers.
HM NumberHM1T4V
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 615663 N 4148315
Decimal Degrees37.47450000, -79.69191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 28.47', W 79° 41.515'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 28' 28.2" N, 79° 41' 30.9" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Appalachian Trail, Montvale VA 24122, US
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