Jasper in Pickens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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 & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • War, 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 Main 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 10 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); 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); The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway (approx. 7.1 miles away); Battle of Taliwa (approx. 9.6 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.