This Was His Georgia

This Was His Georgia (HMEJ5)

Location: Shiloh, GA 31826 Harris County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 50.421', W 84° 44.717'

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was a frequent visitor (41 trips) to Warm Springs from 1924-1945. Dowdell's Knob was one of his favorite spots for both quiet contemplation and picnics. F.D.R. visited this spot overlooking Pine Mountain Valley as a private citizen, as governor of New York and as 32nd president of the U.S.

He wanted more people to visit the area and urged the building of the scenic highway across Pine Mt. and the construction of the spur here (1937).

President Roosevelt had the grill built to help him enjoy picnics in his more formal style. He preferred linen-draped tables with hot dishes served from silver. In place of a blanket he preferred to sit on a chair or on an automobile seat placed on the ground.

F.D.R. came here to contemplate the upcoming founding of the United Nations and the Americans dying on Okinawa and in Germany during his final trip to Warm Springs, April, 1945.
HM NumberHMEJ5
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number072-7
Year Placed1984
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 711027 N 3635840
Decimal Degrees32.84035000, -84.74528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.421', W 84° 44.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 25.26" N, 84° 44' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28264 Dowdell Knob Rd, Shiloh GA 31826, US
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