Near Pine Mountain in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
“This Was His Georgia”
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.
Erected by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 072-7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Features • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 32° 50.403′ Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Pine Mountain GA 31822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, 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. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Mountain.
More about this marker. Unfortunately the date on this marker cannot be discerned from the photograph on the postcard.
Also see . . . A President’s Place of Reflection. “President Roosevelt came to Dowdell’s Knob for the last time in April of 1945. Victory in World War II was becoming apparent and he asked his Secret Service agents to leave him alone there until they heard him sound the car horn. He sat in peace and absorbed the view in solitude. Roosevelt died at his nearby Little White House two days later.” (Submitted on June 28, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,473 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on June 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.