Harris County High Point Trip Report
Dowdell Knob (1,395 ft)
Date: April 8, 2000
Author: Fred Lobdell
Dowdell Knob, the high point of Harris County, is a spot where Franklin Roosevelt used to go
for picnics, both before and during his tenure as President. The knob commands excellent views
to the east and south, and is still a picnic area, now open to the public.
It is part of Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, as are the high points of Meriwether and
Talbot Counties, located nearby. State highway 190 passes through the park and follows a
ridge line for several miles, almost giving one the feeling of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
From the intersection of GA 190 with US 27A/GA 85A/GA 116, take 190 west about 3.2 miles
to the Harris/Meriwether county line where the spur road for Dowdell Knob turns off.
Turn left (southwest) at this signed intersection and take the spur road to its end in
1.3 miles at the small parking lot for the picnic area.
The highest area is a hundred feet or so uphill from the grill.
Ron Tagliapietra reported finding a bench mark in this area; however, I was in a hurry and
didn't spend much time looking for it.