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

Pickens County

 
 
Pickens County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, January 19, 2009
1. Pickens County Marker
Inscription.  Created December 5, 1853, and named for General Andrew Pickens of Revolutionary fame. The first settlements sprang up along the Old Federal Road which followed in general the route of the highway 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 possible development of a large and important marble industry.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 112-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 5, 1853.
 
Location. 34° 28.143′ N, 84° 25.819′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Georgia, in Pickens County. Marker is at the intersection of North
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Main Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper GA 30143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Federal Road (a few steps from this marker); Old Pickens County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Old Pickens County Jail (about 400 feet away); The Kirby-Quinton Cabin (about 400 feet away); Oglethorpe Monument (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate (approx. 4.6 miles away); Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pickens County. Official Pickens County website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

2. Pickens County Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
3. Second Pickens County Courthouse, Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia, ca. 1890. Description Jasper, ca. 1890. The second Pickens County Courthouse. It was built in 1888 and burned in 1947.
Site is Vanishing Georgia, hosted by the Georgia Division of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Pickens County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 22, 2023
2. Pickens County Marker
 
 
Pickens County Marker and Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, January 19, 2009
3. Pickens County Marker and Courthouse
The courthouse is used for public demonstrations. The day this photo was taken the courthouse lawn was filled with "Pro Life" signs and flags.
Pickens County Courthouse Sculpture-"Learning Is Fun" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, January 19, 2009
4. Pickens County Courthouse Sculpture-"Learning Is Fun"
This sculpture in front of the court house and reads: "Learning is fun" by sculptor William I. Sunderland. Presented to the people of Pickens County 4th October 2003. Dedicated to the unconditional love of animals and children. Thanks to Georgia Marble & Lowell Cook. Sponsored by Ardis McCain
Pickens County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, January 19, 2009
5. Pickens County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,494 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 25, 2023, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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