Pickens County, Georgia

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MARBLE HILL BLAINE JASPER NELSON TALKING ROCK
 

Tate, Georgia

"Widely known as the home of Georgia marble is the little town of Tate. The main quarries of The Georgia Marble Company were located here, as well as one of its large marble works. This is one of the oldest settlements in the County, and in fact was the site of the very first election and court held in the newly organized Cherokee territory in 1832.

The settlement was then called Harnageville, after Ambrose Harnage, in whose house the early court was held. The post office at this place was officially known as Marble Works for a period of years; then it was re-named Harnageville; and when the railroad came through in the early 1880's the town received its present name. A high school building here was build of Georgia marble, made possible by the interest and liberality of Colonel Sam Tate, one of the founding fathers."

...from the History of Pickens County by Luke E. Tate -- 1935

Tate Mansion

Mansion of Georgia pink marble built by Col Sam Tate in 1926

Tate Train Station

The old railroad depot remains as it was when the station master "picked up his papers and walked away

 
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