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Near Pine Mountain in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dowdell's Knob

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Dowdell's Knob Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
1. Dowdell's Knob Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 072-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 51.465′ N, 84° 44.214′ W. Marker is near Pine Mountain, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 190 and Dowdell Knob Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 190. Click for map. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Was His Georgia (approx. 1.3 miles away); Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dowdell's Knob Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
2. Dowdell's Knob Marker
Looking west on Georgia Highway 190, toward the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge
(approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named “This Was His Georgia” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Longleaf Pine Planting (approx. 2.2 miles away); Roosevelt Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Little White House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Warm Springs Treatment Pools (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pine Mountain.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAntebellum South, USGovernmentNatural FeaturesPolitics
 
Dowdell's Knob Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
3. Dowdell's Knob Marker
Dowdell Knob Road (to the left) leads to Dowdell's Knob. The area is a Georgia State Park, and the entrance gate is visible. The road is normally open during daylight hours.
The View from Dowdell's Knob image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
4. The View from Dowdell's Knob
The "wide expanse of land and sky" noted on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,721 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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