Three Top Mountain (North Carolina)

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Three Top Mountain
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Three Top Mountain
Location in North Carolina
Highest point
Elevation 5,020 [1]  ft (1,530 m) [2]
Prominence 1,269 feet (387 m) [3]
Coordinates 36°25′33″N81°34′43″W / 36.42583°N 81.57861°W / 36.42583; -81.57861 Coordinates: 36°25′33″N81°34′43″W / 36.42583°N 81.57861°W / 36.42583; -81.57861 [2]
Geography
Location Ashe County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent range Blue Ridge Mountains
Topo map USGS Warrensville

Three Top Mountain (variant names: Three Tops) is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, located west of the town of West Jefferson. Its elevation reaches 5,020 feet (1,530 m) [4] at its highest peak, unofficially named "Big Rock." [5] Three Top also has ten other sub-peaks of varying height.

North Carolina State of the United States of America

North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. North Carolina is the 28th-most extensive and the 9th-most populous of the U.S. states. The state is divided into 100 counties. The capital is Raleigh, which along with Durham and Chapel Hill is home to the largest research park in the United States. The most populous municipality is Charlotte, which is the second-largest banking center in the United States after New York City.

Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina is the region of North Carolina which includes the Appalachian Mountains, thus it is often known geographically as the state's Mountain Region. It contains the highest mountains in the Eastern United States. Western North Carolina is sometimes included with upstate South Carolina as the "Western Carolinas", which is also counted as a single media market. The region covers an area of about 11,000 square miles (28,000 km2), and is roughly the size of the state of Massachusetts. The population of the region, as measured by the 2010 U.S. Census, is 1,473,241, which is approximately 15% of North Carolina's total population.

West Jefferson, North Carolina Town in North Carolina, United States

West Jefferson is a town in Ashe County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,299 at the 2010 census.

The mountain generates feeder streams to the North Fork New River.

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The North Fork New River is a river in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It rises in Northern Watauga County, and flows northeast to Ashe County where it joins with the South Fork New River to form the New River.

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