Historic Markers Across Georgia



Providence Canyons



Marker ID: GHM 128-1
Location: US 27 North in Lumpkin, GA
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 32° 3.169    W 084° 47.934
  32.05281666    -84.7989
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Providence Canyons Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

Trickles of water running down old Indian paths to springs, formed the Providence Canyons, natural wonders of the Southeast. These canyons, named for an old church that had to be moved out of their path, are often called "Little Grand Canyons" because of brilliant color effects of the 43 different soils revealed in the walls. These vari-colored walls and sharp pinnacles make the view awe-inspiring.

The canyons cover several hundred acres. The largest is a half mile long, 300 feet wide and 150 feet deep.

GHM 128-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953




Providence Canyons
Photo by David Seibert


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More information:
Wikipedia - Providence Canyon State Park
Georgia State Parks - Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
New Georgia Encyclopedia - Providence Canyon

 

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