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Near Talking Rock in Pickens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway

Longest serving Governor in Georgia

 
 
The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
1. The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker
Inscription.  Marker front:
The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway

Marker reverse:
The strong character, integrity and moral fiber of the people of Appalachia are exemplified in this native son of Georgia’s mountains. Zell Miller has dedicated his life to aiding his fellow man . . . scholar, author, businessman, teacher, champion of developmental highways, legislator . . . serving as Lieutenant Governor longer than anyone in our state’s history . . .

Dedicated: January 1986
Thomas D. Moreland, Commissioner
Georgia Department of Transportation
 
Erected 1986 by Georgia Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1986.
 
Location. 34° 32.533′ N, 84° 31.017′ W. Marker is near Talking Rock, Georgia, in Pickens County. Marker is on Zell Miller Mountain Parkway (Georgia Route 515) one mile north of Carns Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in a scenic area/rest
The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker -- Front image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
2. The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker -- Front
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area off the northbound lanes of the Zell Miller Mountain Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Talking Rock GA 30175, 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. Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Oglethorpe Monument (approx. 7 miles away); Old Pickens County Jail (approx. 7 miles away); Pickens County (approx. 7.1 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 8.7 miles away); Oakland Academy (approx. 9.8 miles away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Regarding The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway. Zell Miller was a major figure in modern Georgia politics. He strongly advocated building Georgia Highway 515 as a developmental highway leading to the North Georgia mountains, the rural area where he was born and grew up. The highway was built and named for Miller.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Zell Miller. Wikipedia has a comprehensive biography of Zell Miller. (Submitted on September 23, 2014.) 
 
The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker -- Rear image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
3. The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker -- Rear
The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker -- Rear image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
4. The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker -- Rear
The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker -- Rear image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
5. The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker -- Rear
The inscription at the base of the marker
The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 11, 2012
6. The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Marker
Looking north at the marker; on the left are the four lanes (divided) of the Zell Miller Mountain Parkway and the lane entering the scenic area/rest area.
Senator Zell Miller image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
7. Senator Zell Miller
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 28, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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