Historic Markers Across Georgia

Pickens County

Marker ID: GHM 112-1
Location: 1 Courthouse in Jasper
County: Pickens
Coordinates: N 34° 28.145    W 084° 25.819
  34.46908767    -84.43031963
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2246
Pickens County Marker  


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 high-
way through Tate, Jasper and Talking Rock. Mount Oglethorpe (formerly called Grassy Knob), Burrell Top of Burnt Mountain and Sharp Top Mountain dominate the skyline in the northeastern part of the county; to the southwest is Sharp Mountain.

Coming of the railroad in 1883 made possible development of a large and important marble industry.

GHM 112-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1953