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Blue Ridge in Fannin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fannin County

 
 
Fannin Couty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 11, 2011
1. Fannin Couty Marker
Inscription. This County, created by Act of the Legislature Jan. 21, 1854, is named for Col. J. W. Fannin who was killed in the massacre at Goliad, Mar. 27, 1836. He had been captured with about 350 Georgia Volunteers under his command while fighting for the Republic of Texas in its successful War of Independence with Mexico. The first County Site was at Morganton but it was moved to Blue Ridge Aug. 13, 1895 by vote of a public election. The greater part of this County, which contains the Noontootly National Game Refuge, lies in the Chatahoochee National Forest.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 055-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 51.832′ N, 84° 19.609′ W. Marker is in Blue Ridge, Georgia, in Fannin County. Marker is on West Main Street south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 382 West Main Street, Blue Ridge GA 30513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. PFC. Jack Clem Robinson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Clayton Fain: Georgia Unionist
Fannin Couty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, September 11, 2011
2. Fannin Couty Marker
Marker is in front of the courthouse in Blue Ridge, GA.
(about 600 feet away); Blue Ridge Park (about 700 feet away); The Madden Branch Massacre: Anti-Confederate activity in North Georgia (approx. 8.9 miles away); Home of Chief Whitepath (approx. 10.1 miles away); Discovery of Copper (approx. 11.9 miles away in Tennessee); Hiwassee Mine (approx. 12.1 miles away in Tennessee); Georgia / North Carolina (approx. 12.1 miles away in North Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Blue Ridge.
 
Also see . . .  Fannin County, Georgia. (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Government
 
Fannin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
3. Fannin County Marker
The marker and the old Fannin County Courthouse, built in 1937 with funding from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works to replace the previous coiurthouse, which burned in 1936.
Fannin County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
4. Fannin County Courthouse
In 2000 the citizens of Fannin County approved a special tax to build a new courthouse and jail. Construction on the new courthouse began in 2001 and was completed in early 2004. The new courthouse adjoins the old on West Main Street.
The Georgia Mountain Center for the Arts image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
5. The Georgia Mountain Center for the Arts
Since July 2004 the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association has leased the old Fannin County Courthouse, which has been renamed The Georgia Mountain Center for the Arts.
The Georgia Mountain Center for the Arts image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 28, 2011
6. The Georgia Mountain Center for the Arts
Various creations are displayed at the entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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