Covington County High Point Trip Report
two areas (490 ft)
Date: July 26, 1999
Author: Bill Jacobs
From Andalusia to the southeast or McKenzie to the northeast travel to CR 53. Proceed north-northeast
on CR53 about four miles to Vera Cruz Church - shown only on the topo map. From this point one area
is due east and visible but getting there on a direct line would involve crossing several farms and a creek
as well as ascending/bushwhacking up a hill. While reconnoitering, I found a gated road 0.4 miles to the
south of the church that wound its way to the highpoint. It had no "keep out" signs and a bridge over the
creek. The road goes near the top of the hill and splits there looping around the highest area. I ventured
off the loop several times and headed into the bush trying to identify a distinct highpoint but to no avail.
For the second area go north from the church and take a right (less than a mile) to Boykin, AL. Several
hundred yards down the road another road veers to the left and it is at this junction the highpoint is shown
on the topo. Some of the high areas around here may be manmade from road construction debris.
What can we say about Covington? You are not likely to find the latte and tofu crowd in the local country
stores, but if you are a collards and grits connoisseur, you're in "hog heaven".