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Winder Slope District

Appalachian Highlands Major Division

Piedmont Province

Southern Piedmont Section

Midland Georgia Subsection

Winder Slope District

The gently rolling topography of the Winder Slope District slopes gradually from an elevation of 1000 feet in the north to 700 feet at the southern edge. This district is dissected by the headwater tributaries of the major streams draining to the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous dome-shaped, granitic mountains are located in the interfluves in the southern and western portion of this district. The stream valleys which are fairly deep and narrow, lie 100-200 feet below the narrow, rounded stream divides. The western boundary follows the drainage divide that separates streams draining to the Atlantic Ocean from those draining to the Gulf of Mexico. The southern boundary approximates the 700 foot elevation where a shape break in regional slope occurs.

Source: William Z. Clark, Jr. and Arnold C. Zisa, Physiographic Map of Georgia (Atlanta: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1976).