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This County is available for adoption.
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General Assembly passed an act on December 5, 1863 to create Pickens
County from portions of Cherokee and Gilmer counties. Pickens received
several more land additions from Cherokee (1869) and Gilmer Counties
(1858 and 1863); however several sections of Pickens County have also
been transferred to other counties: Dawson County (1857), Gordon County
(1860), and Cherokee County (1870).
Pickens County is named for American Revolutionary War General Andrew
Pickens. The county seat is Jasper, Georgia
Most of Pickens County's early industry revolved around the marble
industry. Georgia Marble Company is located in Marble Hill near Tate.
The Tate Elementary school is built out of marble. The marble was also
used to make the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.
Most of the marble is white, but there is also very rare pink marble.
It is one of the few places in the world where pink marble is found.
The marble is also used for tombstones for the United States Military.
Cities and towns
Jasper -- Talking Rock -- Nelson