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Pickens County, Jasper
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 34° 28.140 W 084° 25.829
16S E 736006 N 3817156
Quick Description: In front of the Pickens County Couthouse gives the history of the naming of the county.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/22/2007 3:54:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM2246
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member mtn-man
Views: 27

Long Description:

PICKENS COUNTY Created December 5, 1853, and named for General Andrew Pickens of Revolutionary fame. The first settlements sprang up along the Old Federal Road which fol- lowed in general the route of the high- way through Tate, Jasper and Talking Rock. Mount Oglethorpe (formerly called Grassy Knob), Burrell Top of Burnt Mountain and Sharp Top Mountain dominate the skyline in the northeastern part of the county; to the southwest is Sharp Mountain. Coming of the railroad in 1883 made pos- sible development of a large and import- tant marble industry. 112-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 112-1

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Not listed

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