Near Pine Mountain in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
This Was His Georgia
He wanted more people to visit the area and urged the building of the scenic highway across Pine Mt. and the construction of the spur here (1937).
President Roosevelt had the grill built to help him enjoy picnics in his more formal style. He preferred linen-draped tables with hot dishes served from silver. In place of a blanket he preferred to sit on a chair or on an automobile seat placed on the ground.
F.D.R. came here to contemplate the upcoming founding of the United Nations and the Americans dying on Okinawa and in Germany during his final trip to Warm Springs, April, 1945.
Erected 1984 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 072-7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 50.421′ N, 84° 44.717′ W. Marker is near Pine Mountain, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker Click for map. Dowdell's Knob is part of the F. D. Roosevelt State Park. The intersection with the road to the Knob is well marked, and the gated road is typically open only during daylight hours. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Mountain GA 31822, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin D. Roosevelt (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named “This Was His Georgia” (within shouting distance of this marker); Dowdell's Knob (approx. 1.3 miles away); Longleaf Pine Planting (approx. 2.6 miles away); Roosevelt Farm (approx. 2.7 miles away); Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge (approx. 3.7 miles away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Little White House (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pine Mountain.
More about this marker. The marker replaced an earlier marker with a similar title but substantially different text. That marker was erected in 1957 by the Georgia Historical Commission, and was located near this marker. The text of the original marker (see picture below) read,
During the 21 years (1924–1945) in which he was a constant visitor to Warm Springs, GA.,
One of his last days was marked by a visit here in the glad April, for quiet contemplation and reverie — as weary Pilgrims of old came to the Delectable Mountains.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The old marker which stood at this location.
Categories. • 20th Century • Government • Landmarks • Natural Features • Politics • War, World II •
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