“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Habersham County Georgia Historical Markers

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By David Seibert, June 18, 2011
Blair Line Marker
Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — 068-1 — Blair Line
The historic Blair line between the State of Georgia and the Cherokee Nation crossed this highway at this point. This line was surveyed by James Blair in the early 1800s. It ran from the forks of the Soque and Chattahoochee rivers in a direct . . . — Map (db m43670) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — Clarkesville War Memorial
All Gave Much These Gave All — Map (db m90210) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — 068-8 — Grace Protestant Episcopal Church
The first Episcopal service in Clarkesville was held Oct. 28, 1838 by the Rev. Mr. Ezra B. Kellogg, sent from N. Y. to the Diocese of Georgia as a missionary to this section. On Dec. 12, 1838, at his home, Grace Church was organized for three local . . . — Map (db m14384) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — 068-8 — Habersham County
Habersham County was created by Acts of the Legislature, Dec. 15, 1818, and named for Joseph Habersham (1751–1815), of Savannah, who had a summer home near Clarkesville. He served in the Revolution as a Lieut. Col. in the Ga. Continental line; . . . — Map (db m40283) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — 068-11 — Living & Learning In The Mountains
Three local citizens, W. M. Loggans, B. B. Heyward and W. P. Furr, donated 300 acres of prime farm land to entice location of the Ninth District School of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, a boarding high school, on this site. Since 1906, thousands . . . — Map (db m14522) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — 068-7 — Summer Home of Joseph Habersham
This was the summer home of Joseph Habersham of Savannah (1751-1815), Georgia patriot, Revolutionary War hero, and political leader. He was a Colonel in the Continental Army, a member of Continental Congress, and of the Georgia Convention that . . . — Map (db m43697) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — 068-4 — The Unicoi Turnpike ← →
The Unicoi Turnpike, first vehicular route to connect North Georgia and Tennessee with the head of navigation on the Savannah River system, passed here. Beginning on the Tugalo River to the east of Toccoa, the road led this way, thence across . . . — Map (db m43671) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Clarkesville — 068-9 — Toombs-Bleckley House
On this site Colonel S. A. Wales built a house in 1833. Robert A. Toombs (1810-1885). United States Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State, of the Confederate States, purchased it in 1879 for a summer home. General Toombs sold the property to . . . — Map (db m27956) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Cornelia — Hilliard Almond Wilbanks Memorial-Medal of Honor Recipient
Memorial to Hilliard Almond Wilbanks-Awarded the Medal of Honor in the name of Congress. Rank-Captain United States Air Force; Organization-21st Tactical Air Support Squadron, Nha Trang Air Force Base; Mortally Wounded-near Dalat, Republic of . . . — Map (db m62192) WM
Georgia (Habersham County), Cornelia — 068-2 — Indian War Trail
This highway runs along the divide between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. On the south the waters run into the Broad and Savannah rivers to the Atlantic Ocean. Waters on the north run into Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers and the . . . — Map (db m21065) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Demorest — 068-5 — Habersham Iron Works & Mfg. Co. <------<<<<
On the site of the Habersham Cotton Mills stood the Habersham Iron Works and Manufacturing Co., incorporated in late 1837 when this section of the state was Indian country. Jarvis Van Buren, a cousin of President Martin Van Buren and a pioneer . . . — Map (db m15310) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Demorest — 068-11 — Home of Johnny Mize “The Big Cat”
National Baseball Hall of Fame member John Robert Mize was born in this house in 1913. While only 15 years old and still in high school, Mize launched his distinguished baseball career playing for Piedmont College. He began his major league career . . . — Map (db m23665) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Demorest — John Robert Mize " The Big Cat "
Born and raised in Demorest, Mr. Mize was a keen-eyed slugger who smashed 359 home runs and batted 312 in 15-year career while topping 300 mark nine seasons in a row. Set major loop records by hitti8ng three homers 8n a game six times and trio in . . . — Map (db m56250) HM
Georgia (Habersham County), Demorest — 068-12 — Piedmont College
Piedmont College is an accredited, independent, coeducational, liberal arts college, open to all regardless of race, sex, or creed. Founded under auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the College was chartered September 6, 1897 by Habersham . . . — Map (db m56248) HM

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