Dowdell’s Knob off Hwy 190 is on a spur which projects into Pine Mountain Valley. The terminus is a knob 1395 feet in elevation above sea level overlooking a spectacular spread of the valley floor. The knob was named for two pioneer Harris County settlers, Lewis & James Dowdell who settled here in 1828. While sojourning at The Little White House near Warm Springs, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, found momentary rest and relaxation contemplating the wide expanse of land and sky as viewed from the summit of Dowdell’s Knob. His stone grill, used for formal picnics with both polio patients and dignitaries is still there to this day, as is a life-sized memorial statue of the President.
For any questions, visit the Visitor Center or call us at 706.663.4858.