“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gilmer County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Gilmer County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Gilmer County, GA (10) Dawson County, GA (5) Fannin County, GA (5) Gordon County, GA (75) Murray County, GA (24) Pickens County, GA (13)  GilmerCounty(10) Gilmer County (10)  DawsonCounty(5) Dawson County (5)  FanninCounty(5) Fannin County (5)  GordonCounty(75) Gordon County (75)  MurrayCounty(24) Murray County (24)  PickensCounty(13) Pickens County (13)
Ellijay is the county seat for Gilmer County
Adjacent to Gilmer County, Georgia
      Dawson County (5)  
      Fannin County (5)  
      Gordon County (75)  
      Murray County (24)  
      Pickens County (13)  
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1 Georgia, Gilmer County, East Ellijay — Fort Hetzel1838 — 1868
In 1838, 1100 Cherokee Indians were assembled at this site in preparation for the evacuation to Oklahoma Territory on The Trail of Tears Map (db m98987) HM
2 Georgia, Gilmer County, Ellijay — 061-5 — Cartecay Methodist Church
This church, Cartecay Methodist (South), was organized and a building erected in August 1834 on the property of Lewis D. Ellington. The first preacher was William Ellington, ordained in 1805 by Bishop Asbury. The first Sunday School was organized . . . Map (db m40540) HM
3 Georgia, Gilmer County, Ellijay — David Bailey Freeman - The Youngest Confederate SoldierMay 1, 1851 - June 18, 1929
"I hadn't lost any war and wasn't hunting any..."   "I attracted much attention. Some would give me presents ... And some would observe that I ought to be at home with my mother." His fellow Confederates called him . . . Map (db m99026) HM
4 Georgia, Gilmer County, Ellijay — 061-3 — Ebenezer Baptist Church
This church was established August 24, 1839 by 7 people (Samuel B. West, his wife, Nancy; Jacob Bearden, his wife, Winey; Wm. Kimzey, his wife Rebecca; John Pettit), while some Indians remained in this area. First officers were: Able Miles, pastor; . . . Map (db m40573) HM
5 Georgia, Gilmer County, Ellijay — 061-4 — Gilmer County
Gilmer County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 out of Cherokee. Originally, it contained parts of Fannin, Dawson and Pickens Counties. The county was named for George Rockingham Gilmer (1790-1859), who served with distinction as a soldier, lawyer, . . . Map (db m24335) HM
6 Georgia, Gilmer County, Ellijay — Gilmer County War Memorial
Dedicated in honor of those from Gilmer County who served honorably in the service of our countryMap (db m100620) WM
7 Georgia, Gilmer County, Ellijay — Home of Chief Whitepath
Home of the Cherokee Indian Chief Whitepath stood from 1800 to 1982, 338 yards S.W. of this marker. Aaron Pinson born Feb. 5, 1784 lived here from 1838 until his death Dec. 7, 1843Map (db m98998) HM
8 Georgia, Gilmer County, Ellijay — 061-2 — Oakland Academy
The educational center for this section for years, Oakland Academy was established in 1867, following the War Between the States, by Nathan T. Tabor and John E. Robeson, first teacher. Originally a private school, it was operated for many years as a . . . Map (db m40577) HM
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9 Georgia, Gilmer County, Ellijay — Revolutionary War Patriots
This marker commemorates the men and women who achieved American independence. These Patriots, believing in the noble cause of liberty, fought valiantly to found a new nation. 1775 - 1783 Presented by Captain James Kell Chapter Daughters . . . Map (db m221133) HM
10 Georgia, Gilmer County, Ellijay — Springer Mountain
Appalachian National Scenic Trail Springer Mountain elevation 3782' Southern Terminus Chattahoochee National ForestMap (db m3258) HM
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Feb. 21, 2024