Near Pine Mountain in Harris County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
“This Was His Georgia”
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 32° 50.403′ N, 84° 44.726′ W. Marker was near Pine Mountain, Georgia, in Harris County. Marker was on Dowdell Knob Road 1.4 miles south of Georgia Route 190. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Pine Mountain GA 31822, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow 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 Presidents Place of Reflection. “President Roosevelt came to Dowdells 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,334 times since then. 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.