Pickens County, Georgia

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established in 1853 from portions of Cherokee and Gilmer Counties

The heritage of Pickens County and those who populated it through the years is rich with Cherokee Indian lore, the saga of the Georgia land lottery, and Civil War depredations...but perhaps the most compelling histories of this area revolve around the very large deposit of exceptionally pure marble found beneath the soil!

The first quarries were established in the 1830's and are even now a major industry in the county. Pickens County marble has been used in the construction of many notable buildings, such as the Lincoln Memorial and the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Carving from Marble Hill Baptist Church
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Get the flavor of the picturesque little mountain towns in Pickens County...

MARBLE HILL BLAINE JASPER TATE NELSON TALKING ROCK
 

COMING SOON: Index of names mentioned in the Tate "History of Pickens County"

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County Coordinator:       S.C. Rankin
State Coordinator: Vivian Price


 
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