Managing Public Land
In 1936 President Roosevelt created the Talladega National Forest which encompasses 237,152 acres in 5 counties and is managed by the USDA Forest Service through conservation and multiple use management, the agency provides wildlife habitat healthy forests, clean water, clean air, and recreation to visitors.
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”
― John Muir
Erected by Forest Service, USDA, Alabama State Parks.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry
Location. 33° 29.541′ N, 85° 48.615′ W. Marker is near Delta, Alabama, in Clay County. Located along the boardwalk to Bald Rock, within the Cheaha State Park, in the Talladega National Forest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19644 AL-281, Delta AL 36258, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps (here, next to this marker); Native American Footsteps (approx. ¼ mile away); Home Sweet Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Won't You Be My Neighbor (approx. ¼ mile away); Alabama's Highest Point (approx. half a mile away); CCC Bunker Observation Tower (approx. half a mile away); Charcoal Production at Caver-Christian-Davis Farm (approx. 7½ miles away); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Today (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delta.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.