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Mount Wilkinson in 2015
|Elevation||981 ft (299 m)|
|Parent range||Appalachian Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Northwest Atlanta|
Mount Wilkinson is a low mountain immediately north-northwest of and directly overlooking downtown Vinings, in southeast Cobb County, Georgia, USA. Although it rises significantly from the surrounding terrain, it is actually at or slightly below the average elevation for the region, as it is in the Chattahoochee River valley. Formerly called Signal Mountain, today it is commonly known as Vinings Mountain.
The mountain, left only partly forested, is now topped with high-rise office towers, part of the Cumberland/Galleria edge city of metro Atlanta. Among these buildings lies a small, private cemetery in which Hardy Pace (1785–1864), a founder of Vinings and operator of Pace's Ferry, is buried.
Mount Wilkinson was named in honor of Mell B. Wilkinson, co-founder and first president of the Atlanta Scout Council. It is located at what once was the Bert Adams Scout Camp (now located near Covington, Georgia).
The Atlanta Rotary Club contributed one half of the $5,000 cost of the mountain and the other half was quickly made up by smaller gifts.
The camp also included land that was sold to build the present day Cumberland Mall and surrounding office complexes and apartments. Streets in the immediate vicinity are still named for the camp (e.g. Bert Adams Road) and the mountain (e.g. Mt. Wilkinson Parkway).
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- "Feature Detail Report for Mount Wilkinson". Geographic Names Information System. USGS. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- "Walk Through Historic Vinings". Vinings Historic Preservation Society. Archived from the original on 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
- "Letters from Readers: Road to Atlanta Revisited". Civil War Times. TheHistoryNet.com. June 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-29.[permanent dead link]
- Golden, Randy (2008). 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Atlanta. Menasha Ridge Press. p. 50.