Coweta County Highpoint Trip Report

three areas (1,060+ ft)

Date: December 31, 2006
Author: Bob Schwab

The eastern area that Kevin Williamson mentions in his report is no longer worth visiting. I found that the top of the hill has been dramatically changed. This is now a large industrial site with several buildings operated by EMC. The entire area behind the power substation is fenced. I walked almost all the way around it, with GPS in hand, and determined that the top used to be under their truck garage. The highest natural ground I could still find was near their northern gate. Drive northwest past the power substation and the main EMC entrance to the northern service entrance on your left. Drive up to the gate near the top of the hill and hike along the left (east) side of the fence to the pine trees near where the fence bends sharply left. From here you can survey most of the facility and see that the top of the hill has been lowered.

The second area under the power lines along Routes 29/14 still has some natural ground; a narrow strip of pine trees between the gravel hole and a newer yellow building to the south. Highest ground appears to be right at the edge of the trees near the southwest bank of the gravel hole.

I visited the third site in the pouring rain. The lady living in the large white house on Ridley Road seemed interested to know that they lived on a county highpoint but said that no one had ever told her that before. She’s lived there 17 years so maybe Kevin Williamson’s visit to their property was less than memorable for them!