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Civic Pride of Talking Rock, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 34° 30.493 W 084° 30.390
16S E 728915 N 3821331
Quick Description: A mural depicting the town of Talking Rock and it's history. The rail line was the major reason the town prospered.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 7:14:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM2287
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 33

Long Description:
Talking Rock became an incorporated community in 1883. Before that, the community was called Sanderstown by the native Cherokees. The town's boundaries changed over the years until 1883, when it took the official name of Talking Rock, and assumed it's present day boundaries. Running through Talking Rock is the "Old Federal Road".

There are several theories as to how the town got it's name; one legend mentions a boulder in Talking Rock Creek with the inscription, "Turn Me Over". Once turned over, the other side read, "Now turn me back over so I can fool someone else." It is also said that people used to gather for social events around the location that is now Talking Rock and "talk". The Cherokee Indians called the area "Nunya Gunwani ski" which translated means, "a rock that talks". It was supposed to be a place where the Indians held their tribal councils. The Georgia Mineral Society asserts that Talking Rock was named because of the presence of an "echo rock", which is common in the mountains. Echos are common throughout the area, but the best place is thought to be where the Talking Rock Creek crosses the county line.

City: Talking Rock, GA

Location Name: Talking Rock Antique Shop

Media: Painted on wood

Artist: Not listed

Date: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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