Historic Markers Across Georgia



Dowdell's Knob



Marker ID: GHM 072-6
Location: Ga 190 near the Meriwether County line
County: Harris
Coordinates: N 32° 51.465    W 084° 44.214
  32.85775    -84.7369
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3VNR
Dowdell's Knob Marker
Photo by GA Cacher



Text:

The road extending one mile south traverses a spur which projects into Pine Mountain Valley and terminates in a knob 1395 feet elevation above sea level overlooking a spectacular spread of the valley floor.

The knob was named for two pioneer Harris County settlers, Lewis & James Dowdell of Virginia ancestry who settled here in 1828.

While sojourning at The Little White House near Warm Springs, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32d President of the United States, found momentary rest and relaxation contemplating the wide expanse of land and sky as viewed from the summit of Dowdell´s Knob.

GHM 072-6 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957



 

 

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