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By Julie Szabo, April 4, 2007
Blood Mountain Marker
Georgia (Union County), Blairsville — 144-3 — Blood Mountain
On U.S. 19, on the right when traveling north.
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
Georgia (Union County), Blairsville — 144-1 — Byron Herbert Reece(1917-1958)
On Gainesville Highway (U.S. 19/129) 0.8 miles north of Georgia Route 180, on the left when traveling north.
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
Georgia (Union County), Blairsville — 144-1 — Davenport Mountain>>>------>
On Nottely Dam Road (Georgia Route 325) 0 miles north of Sunset Trail, on the right when traveling north.
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 1/2 mi. to the east, over the peak of the mountain. It survived until removed in 1942 to make way for Nottely . . . — Map (db m33067) HM
Georgia (Union County), Blairsville — 144-1 — Track Rock Gap
On Track Rock Gap Road 2.2 miles south of Young Harris Highway (U.S. 76), on the right when traveling south.
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
Georgia (Union County), Blairsville — 144-5 — Union County
On Cleveland Street (U.S. 19) at Blue Ridge Street, in the median on Cleveland Street.
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
Georgia (Union County), Helen — Hogpen GapRichard B. Russell Scenic Byway
On Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway (Georgia Route 348), on the right when traveling north.
Local Lore – Richard B. Russell Scenic Byway was once a dirt wagon trail locals used to travel over Hogpen Gap from Choestoe to Helen and vice versa. Wagon brakes were notoriously poor, and a wagon going downhill, well, the brakes were . . . — Map (db m123668) HM
Georgia (Union County), Suches — 144-6 — Homesite of Joseph Emerson Brown
On Georgia Route 60 0.1 miles north of Hello Road.
Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894), born in Pickens District, South Carolina, moved to Union County, Georgia, as a boy. The old Brown home was on the present site of the Woody Gap School, opened in 1941 for mountain students. Brown worked on his . . . — Map (db m33341) HM
Georgia (Union County), Young Harris — US 76 C-2 — Brasstown Bald
On Young Harris Highway (U.S. 76) at Trackrock Gap Road, on the right when traveling east on Young Harris Highway. Reported missing.
The high rounded peak to the south with lookout tower is Brasstown Bald or Mount Enotah, the highest mountain in Georgia 4,748 feet above sea level. Its Indian name, Itseyi, means “place of fresh green” and refers to its grassy instead . . . — Map (db m32613) HM
Georgia (Union County), Young Harris — US 76 C-1 — Trackrock Gap
On Young Harris Highway (U.S. 76) at Trackrock Gap Road, on the right when traveling east on Young Harris Highway. Reported missing.
The road leading south crosses Trackrock Gap, two miles from here. Soapstone boulders in the gap are covered with tracks, symbols, and patterns carved in the rocks by primitive man. The gap was called by the Cherokee Datsu nalasgun'yi, "where there . . . — Map (db m14150) HM

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