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Tate in Pickens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate

 
 
Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 31, 2007
1. Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate Marker
Inscription. The Georgia Marble Company began in 1884 as one of many small marble quarrying operations in the region. In 1905 Colonel Sam Tate became the company's president, continuing in that position until his death in 1938. Georgia Marble Company stone can be found in monuments and public buildings around the world, including the Lincoln Memorial and the twenty-four columns of the east front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. As the Village of Tate's largest employer, Georgia Marble Company provided housing, recreational facilities, and schools for workers and their families. Construction of a company power plant made Tate the first electrified town in the area.
 
Erected 2007 by Georgia Historical Society, Marble Valley Friends, Inc., Tate Community Association, Amicolola Garden Club, and the Pickens County Government. (Marker Number 112-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 24.841′ N, 84° 23.195′ W. Marker is in Tate, Georgia, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 53 and North Railroad Street, on the left when traveling east on State Route 53. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tate GA 30177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Road (approx. 1.2 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 4.5 miles away); Pickens County (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Pickens County Jail (approx. 4.6 miles away); Oglethorpe Monument (approx. 4.6 miles away); Battle of Taliwa (approx. 5.3 miles away); Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is adjacent to the old railroad depot in Tate.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesPolitical Subdivisions
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,770 times since then and 95 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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