Grady County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: May 22, 2004
Author: Denis Dean

The four possible highpoints are located east and west of SR-93, north of Cairo, about 1.5 miles south of the Grady/Mitchell county line. To get to the first point turn left (west) onto Wilder Road from SR-93, at the first intersection (Ridge Road) turn right (north) and quickly pull off the road at the small rise near an old silo. The highpoint appears to be in a cornfield and as the corn was about 3 feet high I could not exactly determine it. It seemed to be near the western edge of the field.

To get to the second area return to Wilder Road and go east. Shortly after passing a small pond there is a driveway leading to some more silos and sheds on the left (north) side of the road. I pulled in here and entered the woods to the northeast. The woods are planted pines and you can easily walk around until you've stepped on every possible bump.

The third area is reached by returning to SR-93 turning right (south), and then turning left at the first road. The third area shown on the topo was in a cleared field and was lower by around 5-10 feet than the fourth area.

The fourth area is right in front of a house which sits on an obvious hill. The lady of the house gave me permission to wander around her home and said that some surveyors told her that her home was the highest point in Grady county. I felt that the highest point was near an old well in front of the house.