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Near Dawsonville in Dawson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Appalachian Trail

 
 
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By David Seibert, 1991
1. The Appalachian Trail Marker
Inscription. Here begins the approach trail to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, a continuous footpath extending more than 2,000 miles to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. The Appalachian Trail was conceived by Benton MacKaye, forester, philosopher, dreamer, who in 1921 envisioned a footpath along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. The Trail is maintained by volunteer hiking clubs, the U.S. Forest Service, coordinated through the Appalachian Trail Conference.

”Remote for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for contemplation, it beckons not merely north and south, but upward to the body, mind and soul of man.”
Harold Allen

 
Erected 1976 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 042-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 33.474′ N, 84° 14.981′ W. Marker is near Dawsonville, Georgia, in Dawson County. Marker is at the intersection of Top of the Falls Road and Amicalola Park Road, on the right when traveling north on Top of the Falls Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of the Visitor Center at
The Appalachian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
2. The Appalachian Trail Marker
Amicalola Falls State Park. The Park is on Georgia Highway 52, northwest of Dawsonville. Marker is in this post office area: Dawsonville GA 30534, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Springer Mountain (approx. 5.1 miles away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away); Oakland Academy (approx. 9 miles away); Cartecay Methodist Church (approx. 10 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 11 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (was approx. 11.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Pickens County (approx. 12 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNatural Features
 
The Appalachian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 19, 2011
3. The Appalachian Trail Marker
The Amicalola Falls State Park / Appalachian Trail Visitors' Center is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,470 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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