Ascent of Montgomery County High Point on 2009-12-13

Climber: Tom Owen

Date:Sunday, December 13, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Montgomery County High Point
    Elevation:806 ft / 245 m

Ascent Trip Report

Montgomery county was my last stop driving from Dyersburg to Chattanooga for Christmas on a northern tour of counties including Henry, Stewart, a few fire towers and some county court houses.
Montgomery county has three 800 foot contours all of which (on my visit) smell distinctly like horse manure. One point is in the back yard of a house located on Marion Rd (TN-235). No one was home on my visit so I had to count being in the drive way (within the 800+ foot contour) as good enough. A second point is in a farm field east of the other two on Britt Rd and Indian Creek. This contour is small without much rise.
The third point is likely the highest of the three and is the only one of note. It is located within the cemetery of Marion United Methodist Church and Mr. Theodore J Reynolds owns the highest point in Montgomery county (and has since 1944). The church is on Marion Church Rd near the intersection of Indian Creek Rd. The 806 spot elevation is within this large contour but the church property is obviously higher than where the 806 spot is.
There is not an efficient way to get to this country highpoint. I came from the west from the Stewart county HPs along TN-13 and turned south on Marion Rd. One could also approach on TN-48 from Dickson from the south or from Clarksville on combined TN-13/48

806 spot elev. 0806 ft 36.33191 -87.43096
east 0800+ ft 36.33235 -87.42871
North of Marion 0800+ ft 36.33423 -87.43315

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one of the high points for Montgomery county TN, permanent resident is Theadore Reynolds and he's been there since 1944 (2009-12-13). Photo by Tom Owen.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country

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