Lumpkin in Stewart County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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These canyons, named for an old church that had to be moved out of their path, are often called “Little Grand Canyons” because of brilliant color effects of the 43 different soils revealed in the walls. These vari-colored walls and sharp pinnacles make the view awe-inspiring.
The canyons cover several hundred acres. The largest is a half mile long, 300 feet wide and 150 feet deep.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 128-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 3.168′ N, 84° 47.933′ W. Marker is in Lumpkin, Georgia, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Georgia Route 39 Connector Road) and Chestnut Street (Old U.S. 27), on the right when traveling east on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lumpkin GA 31815, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Masonic Female College (here, next to this marker); John Wellborn Root Birthplace Site Bedingfield Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Our Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lumpkin and Stewart County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westville Symposium (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lumpkin.
Also see . . .
1. Providence Canyons. New Georgia Encyclopedia article. (Submitted on August 26, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area. Providence Canyons was formerly a state park, but the Visitors' Center has been closed. It is now a State Outdoor Recreation Area. Providence Canyons continue to expand, from the effects of erosion. (Submitted on August 26, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.