Heard County High Point Trip Report
unnamed (1,360+ ft)
Date: April 8, 2000
Author: Fred Lobdell
The Heard County high point lies almost on the Alabama state line, a little more than two
miles west-southwest of the community of Ephesus, GA. There are two areas of 1,360+ foot
elevation. The westernmost of these contains a bench mark and shows an elevation of 1,365 feet.
The eastern area is much smaller; however, field observations suggest that it is the higher
of the two areas. It appears possible that one or both of these contours has been
From the intersection of GA 100 with a paved cross road in Ephesus, just north of the large
school, take the cross road west for 2.3 miles to a 5-way intersection. The intersection
appears to be just west of the state line, and the bench mark is located on the north side
of the road near a mail box.
Here we were greeted by two dogs from the house on the north side of the road, who soon
realized that we were not threats. Their barking brought out the lady of the house,
who kindly showed us around the property.
The highest area appears to be a couple of hundred
feet back up the road to the east, where an old woods road goes off to the northeast just east
of a barbed-wire fence. We walked up this road, and the highest land appeared to be in the woods
to the east of the woods road. We tramped around in this area in an effort to cover
The high point of Randolph County, AL, is only a short distance from here.
See the trip report under that county.