Shelby County High Point Trip Report

Date: June 3, 2001
Author: Jon Mann

I had been intrigued by this highpoint since I first mapped it, sitting on Williamsburg Hill in the middle of nowhere (so to speak). From the town of Herrick (which is 6 miles east of US 51 on the Shelby/Fayette county line) follow the county line road 2.3 miles east to Shelby County 1050E. Turn north on 1050E, follow one mile to 100N, turn right (east) 1/2 mile to 1100E.

Turn left (north) on 1100E for 4.45 miles to road dead-end on 545N. Turn left on 545N, then follow road when it curves north - stay on the northbound road (1095E) 1/2 mile or so to a large orange/white radio tower. Turn on road to Ridge Cemetery, park along road beside tower.

At first, I was afraid I would have problems getting this highpoint, with a high fence topped with barbed wire surrounding the tower, and thick bramble along the fence. I noticed the high area (which agrees with the map) was on the south side of the tower, and the high area was on the fence line. The high area was reached by walking (through a downpour) down the cemetery road to just beyond the high fence surrounding the tower. I found an opening in the woods, and walked through the forest to low fence, crossed low fence, and followed it uphill to high area, crossed low fence again to the high area, which appears to be right along the fence enclosing the radio tower. No views from this forested highpoint.

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