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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Blairsville
Blairsville, Georgia and Vicinity
▶ Towns County (3) ▶ Habersham County (14) ▶ Rabun County (13) ▶ Union County (9) ▶ White County (22) ▶ Clay County, North Carolina (6)
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|The name is derived from the Cherokee word ltse’yi (New Green Place) or (Place of Fresh Green, from ltse’hi (green or unripe vegetation), and yi, the locative. It occurs in several places in the old Cherokee country, variously spelled Echia, Echoee, . . . — — Map (db m32706) HM|
|Blood Mountain, elevation 4458 ft. Chattahoochee National Forest. In Cherokee mythology the mountain was one of the homes of the Nunnehi or Immortals, the “People Who Live Anywhere,” a race of Spirit People who lived in great townhouses . . . — — Map (db m3259) HM|
|Renowned Appalachian poet, novelist, and farmer, Byron Herbert Reece lived most of his life near this site. Here he composed, to critical acclaim, four volumes of poetry and two novels, Better a Dinner of Herbs and The Hawk and the . . . — — Map (db m33738) HM|
|Davenport Mountain in view to the east was named for John Davenport who came to this section in 1838. He built his 40 foot long log house ½ mi. to the east, over the peak of the mountain. It survived until removed in 1942 to make way for . . . — — Map (db m33067) HM|
|One of the best-known of the petroglyph, or marked stone, sites in Georgia. The six table-sized soapstone boulders contain hundreds of symbols carved or pecked into their surface. Archaeologists have speculated dates for the figures from the Archaic . . . — — Map (db m33488) HM|
|Union County was created by Act of Dec. 3, 1832 from Cherokee. Originally, it contained part of Fannin and Towns Counties. In 1832 there was much discussion over Union and States’ rights. John Thomas, chosen by the people as a representative for the . . . — — Map (db m33498) HM|