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7. The Indian Mountain Tract
Date of purchase: September 18, 1997
Location: Cherokee County, Township 11S, Range 11E, Section 36; Township 11S, Range 12E, Section 31; and Township 12S, Range 11E, Section 1
Acreage: 514 Acres
THE INDIAN MOUNTAIN TRACT consists of 514 acres of mountainous upland hardwood forest along a route which will permit the connection of the Pinhoti Trail in the Talladega National Forest of Alabama with the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. This tract serves as an addition to adjacent Indian Mountain-Garner Tract. These tracts provide an opportunity for long distance hiking, nature study, primitive camping and hunting.
The best access to the Indian Mountain Tract is off US Hwy. 278 northeast of Piedmont, AL. Traveling northeast on Hwy. 278 turn north on Cherokee county road 45, travel approximately .6 mile and turn east on an unnamed county road. The Pinhoti trail crosses the road approximately 2.2 miles down County Rd 8 or 0.7 mile west of Salem Church. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail.