Historic Markers Across Georgia

Georgia Marble

Marker ID: WPA GA 5 C-7
Location: Railroad Station in Tate (Removed)
County: Pickens
Coordinates: N 34° 25.444    W 084° 23.195
  34.42406667    -84.38658333
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marker has been removed.
Waymark: None
Georgia Marble Marker
Photo by Courtesy of M.H. Mitchell, Inc.


Georgia marble, known the world over for its beauty and enduring qualities was first systematically quarried in 1836 by Henry Fitzsimmons four miles east of here. The present extensive use as an exterior and interior building stone and for statuary, mausoleums, and monuments is due largely to the vision and energy of Colonel Sam Tate.

112-C7 WPA