Surprising fact about Cullowhee, North Carolina and Curahee Mountain, Georgia
They were originally the same word and they refer to the Cullasee Creeks, who were associated with the Coweta Creeks in North Carolina and like them ended up on the Chattahoochee River. This is just one of the surprises you’ll learn tomorrow in “A Guide to Creek, Maya and Arawak Place Names in North Carolina.” The Tar Heel State will be in a state of shock. There are very, very few true Cherokee place names in a region in which the Cherokees supposedly have lived for 10,000 years . . . or is it 12,000 years now?
Here is the riddle to think about tonight. What does the State of Tennessee, the longest river in Western North Carolina, Cuba and Puerto Rico have in common.
We’ll see y’all tomorrow morning!
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