Colonel Habersham




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 Around the 1910s, the Tallulah Falls Railway was a railroad based in Tallulah Falls, Georgia. It ran as far south as the main line at Cornelia, Georgia, and as far north as Franklin, North Carolina, providing that town's only rail service.

The Georgia Gold RushBill & Tom Jenkins Placer Mining

Although gold occurs naturally in a band ranging from Virginia through Alabama, its rich prevalence in north Georgia set the stage for the major southern gold rush. Despite many gold discovery stories--best known is the Benjamin Parks (Vanishing Georgia [lum119]) claim of 1828 in Hall, later Lumpkin, County--the earliest clear documentation seems to be an August 1, 1829 announcement in the Georgia Journal that mentions two gold mines in Habersham County.  Photo to the right shows - Lumpkin County, ca. 1912. Placer "digging," cleaning up. Bill and Tom Jenkins sluicing  for gold on Tanyard Branch in Tale's pasture, now part of North Georgia College Campus.

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Probate Court
P.O. Box 615
Clarksville, Georgia 30503
Phone:  (706) 754-2013


Habersham County Clerk

555 Monroe Street, Unit 20-2
Clarksville, Georgia 30503
Phone: (706) 754-6264
Fax:     (706) 754-1014

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  Habersham: The Man Behind the Name
  Historic Habersham Mills
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  Indian War Trail Historical Marker
  Town of Mt. Airy
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