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Pilot Mountain, Mount Airy

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Pilot Mountain State Park is a North Carolina state park in Surry and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Pinnacle, North Carolina on highway US 52, it covers 3735acre and includes the distinctive 2,241 foot (683 m) peak of Pilot Mountain.HistoryThe Saura, a Native American tribe of the North Carolina Piedmont region, knew the mountain as Jomeokee meaning the Great Guide. It served as a guidepost also for the European settlers of the Carolina who similarly named it Pilot.The Saura were driven out of the area by the Cherokee. The first European settlers in the area were Moravians, a Christian religious group from Germany that settled in the Thirteen Colonies seeking freedom of religion and to evangelize among the Native Americans. Settlement in the area was slowed until after the American Revolutionary War which relieved tense relations between the Cherokee, the British, and local setters.
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  • What a wonderful place to experience some of God's wonderful beauty!! Very well maintained and informative!  more »
  • What an amazing view! It was breathtaking. I finally got the perfect opportunity to use my new camera and the pictures were stunning. There was a nice breeze going up the mountain on a hot summer day....  more »
  • Beautiful park. Great scenery. Could see forever on the sunny day I visited. The hike to the pinnacle was steep, but not bad.  more »

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