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Chattahoochie Counties

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Georgia's High Country including the Chattahoochee National Forest Area is the subject of this NEW 71-Page Booklet. Early days in 11 counties in northern Georgia are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this spiral bound booklet reprinted from two rare books: the Rev. George White's Historical Collections of Georgia and Georgia, a Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, a WPA publication. The booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the three-color front cover. The excerpt from White's book covers the development of this area until its publication date of 1854, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Seven of the counties were included by name in White's book: Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Rabun, Union and Whitfield (spelled "Whitefield" in White's book). The others were formed later, largely by whittling down the seven older counties. They include: Fannin, made from Gilmer and Union in 1854; Stephens, made from Franklin and Habersham in 1905; Towns, made from Rabun and Union in 1856; and White, made from Habersham in 1857. Past and/or present area communities include: (Not necessarily named in the booklet.) Gilmer--Ellijay, Cherrylog, East Ellijay Habersham--Clarkesville, Loudsville, Mount Yonah, Nacoochee Valley, Alto (part), Baldwin (part), Cornelia, Demorest, Habersham, Mount Airy, Tallulah Falls (part), Turnerville Lumpkin--Dahlonega, Auraria (Nuckollsville), Leather's Ford Murray--Spring Place, Chatsworth, Cisco, Crandall, Eton, Tennga. Rabun--Clayton, Dillard, Lakemont, Mountain City, Rabun Gap, Sky Valley, Tallulah Falls (part), Tiger and Wiley Union--Blairsville, Suches Whitfield--Dalton, Cohutta, Rocky Face, Tunnel Hill, Resaca, Varnell. Fannin--Blue Ridge, Epworth, McCaysville, Mineral Bluff, Morganton Stephens--Toccoa, Avalon, Eastanollee, Martin (part), Toccoa Falls (part) White--Cleveland, Helen, Sautee Nacoochee Towns: Hiawassee, Young Harris Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Physical features, including Tallelah Falls, Toccoa Falls, Amicalolah Falls, the Blue Ridge, Walker's Mountain, Mount Yonah, Mount Enotah, the Chattahoochee National Forest, the Appalachian Trail and other scenic wonders; a mysterious disappearance; the Chopped Oak; Gold Mines; Early settlers; Extracts from the Census of 1850, Instances of Longevity; Old Indian Towns; a Subterranean village, Moravian Mission, the Cherokee Indians, and Chief Vann House; the Enchanted Mountain; an Indian Legend; Anecdotes about snakes, hunting, gold, and some colorful characters of the region; the Tufting Industry in Dalton; the Weavers of Rabun; Lake Conasauga Recration Area; Nottely Dam; Unicou Gap and Turnpike; How Blood Mountain got its name; Young Harris College, Piedmont College, Truett-McConnell Junior College, North Georgia College, and other educational institutions; the Lumpkin County Courthouse; Fort Mountain State Park; Vogel State Park; Georgia's Broiler Industry; Cornelia, home of the Big Red Apple; Yankee Santuary in Union County; Tunnel of the Western and Atlantic Railroad (with sketch); Brief bios of George Whitefield (picture), James Habersham, George Gilmer, Wilson Lumpkin, William Rabun (picture), and James Clarke; and other interesting bits of history and trivia.

Chattahoochie Counties, GA
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Cover of Chattahoochie Counties History

Sources: Historical Collections of Georgia / History of the Chattahoochee National Forest Area in Georgia
Authors: Rev. George White
Original Publication Year: 1854
Original Publisher: Pudney and Russell
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