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Dawson County Historical Markers

The Appalachian Trail


  • Source: Todd Massar
  • Marker: The Appalachian Trail
  • Location: Located on a base in front of Visitor Center, Amicalola Falls State Park

THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

Here begins the approach trail to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, a continuous footpath extending more than 2,000 miles to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. The Appalachian Trail was conceived by Benton MacKaye, forester, philosopher, dreamer, who in 1921 envisioned a footpath along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. The Trail is maintained by volunteer hiking clubs, the U.S. Forest Service, coordinated through the Appalachian Trail Conference.

“Remote for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for contemplation, it beckons not merely north and south, but upward to the body, mind and soul of man.” Harold Allen

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GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

1976