Dowdell's Knob

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Dowdell's Knob
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View from the top of the mountain
Highest point
Elevation1,395 ft (425 m)
Prominence1,300 ft (400 m)
Coordinates32°50′26″N 84°44′45″W / 32.84069°N 84.74576°W / 32.84069; -84.74576Coordinates: 32°50′26″N 84°44′45″W / 32.84069°N 84.74576°W / 32.84069; -84.74576
Dowdell's Knob is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Dowdell's Knob
Dowdell's Knob
Parent rangePine Mountain Range
Topo mapUSGS Shiloh
First ascent1932
Easiest routeGeorgia State Route 190

Dowdell's Knob is a prominent mountain in Harris County, Georgia.[1] It is the highest point in Harris County at 1,395 feet (425 meters) above sea level and the highest point on the Pine Mountain Range in the area.[2] It is referred to as a historical spot where former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would dine occasionally. In fact, he had a brick oven and picnic area constructed on this mountain for his use during his visits to nearby Warm Springs. Dowdell's Knob is located 66 mi (106 km) south of Atlanta and 30 mi (48 km) north of Columbus, Georgia.

The summit has the name of James and Lewis Dowdell, early settlers.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dowdell's Knob
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  3. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 64. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.

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