Historic Markers Across Georgia

Tallulah Gorge

Marker ID: WPA 23 B-2
Location: At Lookout Point, US 23 at Tallulah Gorge
County: Habersham
Coordinates: N 34° 43.765    W 083° 23.001
  34.72941666    -83.38335
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: None


This Gorge, 3 miles long and 600 feet deep has been cut in hard quartzite by the Tallulah River. The river once drained southwestward at this level to the Chattahoochee River and the Gulf. It was captured by the shorter, swifter Tugaloo-Savannah Rivers and now drains to the Atlantic. The falls, once at the point of capture, have worked back upstream forming the mighty gorge. The river above the falls was diverted in 1913 into a mile-long tunnel for hydro-electric power.

WPA 23 B-2 1941


Marker has been removed