Black MountainsBlack Mountains
highest range of the Appalachians, in W N.C.: branch of the Blue Ridge Mountains: highest peak, Mount Mitchell
Origin of Black Mountainsprobably ; from Amerindian descriptive name
A range of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina rising to 2,037 m (6,684 ft) at Mount Mitchell. Black Mountain College (1933–1957), an experimental school that produced many important artists, was located nearby.