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Monteagle Mountain is the local name given to a stretch of Interstate 24 near Monteagle, Tennessee that passes over the Cumberland Plateau. Being part of the plateau, it is not technically a mountain, but appears that way to motorists crossing over it. It is frequently referenced as one of the most treacherous stretches of interstate in the United States, especially in inclement weather.

The historic name for this "Mountain" is Bear Mountain. From this traditional name are also expanses such as Bear Hollow which is located on US41 between Monteagle and Tracy City.

The area was settled in May 1870 by John Moffat, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, with his wife and children. It would later would become Moffat Station and still later, the city of Monteagle.

Coordinates: 35°14′49″N 85°52′22″W / 35.24694°N 85.87278°W / 35.24694; -85.87278

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