Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Appalachian Trail

Marker ID: GHM 042-2
Location: On a base in front of Visitor Center, Amicalola Falls Park
County: Dawson
Coordinates: N 34° 33.474    W 084° 14.981
  34.5579    -84.24968
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM4EXJ
The Appalachian Trail Marker  


Here begins the approach trail to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalcahian Trail, a continuous footpath extending more than 2,000 miles to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. The Appalachian Trail was conceived by Benton MacKaye, forester, philosopher, dreamer, who in 1921 envisioned a footpath along the creat of the Appalachian Mountains. The Trail is maintained by volunteer hiking clubs, the U.S. Forest Service, coordinated through the Appalachian Trail Conference.

´Remote for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for contemplation, it becksons not merely north and south, but upward to the body, mind and s oulof man.´ Harrold Allen

GHM 042-2 Georgia Historical Commission 1976