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Oglethorpe Monument Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, August 18, 2001
Oglethorpe Monument Marker
Georgia (Pickens County), Jasper — 112-1 — Oglethorpe Monument
This 38-foot monument was designed and dedicated in 1930 by Colonel Sam Tate of Georgia Marble Company, as a tribute to General James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia. Attendees included Governor Lamartine G. Hardman and other . . . — Map (db m15159) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Jasper — 112-4 — Old Federal Road
From Tate through Jasper to Talking Rock, this highway coincides closely with the course of the Old Federal Road, northwest Georgia's first vehicular way which linked Tennessee and Georgia across the Cherokee Country. Permission to open the route . . . — Map (db m15477) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Jasper — 112-3B — Old Federal Road
This highway from Tate to Talking Rock follows substantially the course of the Old Federal Road, the earliest thoroughfare to link Georgia and Tennessee across the Cherokee Nation. Permission to use the way was granted informally by the Indians in . . . — Map (db m22650) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Jasper — 112-6 — Old Pickens County Jail
This 1906 jail was built to replace the old rock jail that stood behind the courthouse. The rock jail had replaced the first county jail, a two-story log building. Dr. William B. Tate urged the construction of the jail as a grand juror and on two . . . — Map (db m15459) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Jasper — 112-1 — Pickens County
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 . . . — Map (db m15476) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Talking Rock — 112 C-5 — Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail
The road running west of here down Talking Rock Creek to the site of Coosawatee Old Town is a portion of the Old Federal Road opened through the Cherokee Nation, in 1805, by Georgia and Tennessee. It follows the course of a trail shown on a map of . . . — Map (db m51211) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Talking Rock — 112-3A — Old Federal Road
The highway leading right is the Old Federal Road, northwest Georgia’s earliest vehicular route. It began on the Cherokee boundary, in the direction of Athens, Georgia and led this was to Tennessee. Permission to open the trace was granted . . . — Map (db m60524) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Talking Rock — 112-5 — Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station»—→
Just west of here in 1819 the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions established a mission station to the Cherokee Indians. Moody Hall and Henry Parker were the first missionaries sent to Carmel (originally known as Taloney), March 12, . . . — Map (db m21717) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Talking Rock — The Zell Miller Mountain ParkwayLongest serving Governor in Georgia
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 . . . — Map (db m60615) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Tate — 112-1 — Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate
The Georgia Marble Company began in 1884 as one of many small marble quarrying operations in the region. In 1905 Colonel Sam Tate became the company's president, continuing in that position until his death in 1938. Georgia Marble Company stone can . . . — Map (db m15019) HM
Georgia (Pickens County), Tate — 112-2 — Old Federal Road
The highway coming from the right is the Old Federal Road, northwest Georgia’s first vehicular way and the earliest postal route of this area. It began on the southeastern boundary of the Cherokees in the direction of Athens, linking Georgia and . . . — Map (db m60508) HM

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