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Near Warm Springs in Meriwether County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Longleaf Pine Planting

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
1. Longleaf Pine Planting Marker
Inscription. In the early years of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s sojourn in Meriwether County, he observed that no great effort was made to replace trees on cut-over or burnt areas not suitable for agriculture.
As a demonstration of replacement, together with erosion and water-shed control, he devoted a little over five acres of his farm to the planting of 5000 longleaf pine seedlings, in the winter season of 1929-1930.
The plantings were made in the area immediately south of this marker. A tornado in 1954 destroyed about half the original stand.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 099-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.949′ N, 84° 42.075′ W. Marker is near Warm Springs, Georgia, in Meriwether County. Marker is on U.S. 190 0.1 miles west of White House Parkway (Route 85W), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warm Springs GA 31830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roosevelt Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dowdell's Knob (approx. 2.2 miles away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Longleaf Pine Planting Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
2. Longleaf Pine Planting Marker
Looking west on Georgia Highway 190 toward Dowdell's Knob
(approx. 2.4 miles away); The Little White House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Franklin D. Roosevelt (approx. 2.6 miles away); This Was His Georgia (approx. 2.6 miles away); Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Franklin D. Roosevelt (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warm Springs.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyHorticulture & ForestryNotable Persons
 
Longleaf Pine Planting Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
3. Longleaf Pine Planting Marker
Looking east, toward the intersection with Georgia Highway 85W, the road to the Little White House and Warm Springs
Longleaf Pine Planting Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
4. Longleaf Pine Planting Marker
A trail leads from Highway 190 into the remains of the Longleaf Pine stand
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 906 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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