Clarke County High Point Trip Report
Date: August 17, 2000
This report will give the most reasonable (from the standpoint of simplicity of directions) route, from the
west. Note however, globbers, that the Choctaw County, AL high point lies just across the state line to the
east, a matter of mere miles away; but the automobile route description between the two points, which I
did from E to W, is the road equivalent of bushwhacking, and best left for self-exploration, preferably
using county maps rather than DeLorme's or USGS topos.
Travel to the Miss. Hwy. 513 exit (# 134) on I-59, south of Meridian, MS. Go east a few miles, into and
through Enterprise, noting the signs to follow Hwy. 513 to the east side of town. At the intersection with
Hwy. 514, turn left; start your odometer there. Travel east on Hwy. 514 for 23.9 miles to Clarke Co. Rd.
425. (You'll cross US Hwy. 45 and Miss. Hwy 145 [old Hwy. 45] en route. At about odometer mile 22.8
you'll proceed straight at a crossroads; it seems the State designation of Hwy. 514 becomes Clarke County
Rd. 514 at about this point.) Turn south (right) onto Clarke Co. Rd. 425, resetting the odometer there at
its origination at Rd. 514. Pursue this road south, changing to gravel surface at 1.2 miles, and crossing
under large power lines at 1.4 miles. At 3.4 miles a rough clay-surfaced road sharply and initially
descends from Rd. 425 on the left (east). It is gated, but open when I arrived. The terrain peaks out above
600' about 1/2 a mile up this 4-WD-when-wet degraded road. The HP is obvious on the road, the highest
ground at an intersection of sorts on the left with a nearby faded sign "Chipmunk Road". There is a nice
view there to the east, encompassing a named "mountain" (Mississippi's southernmost topographic feature
so designated?) and the highlands of Scott Mt. in Choctaw Co., AL.
Author: Fred Dale
Coordinates: 32 deg 10' 50" N, 88 deg 28' 05 W"