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 Pickens County, Georgia   
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Hello and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Pickens County, Georgia.

This County is available for adoption.

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The Georgia 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 -- Tate

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Church Histories/Records

County Records

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School Data

Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:

Newspapers of Pickens County
List of Schools
Vietnam War Casualties
WW2 Honor List for Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Force - transcribed  by Peggy Thompson
Towns: Rober, Sherman,Sweden, Talmage, Tate, Talking Rock - Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz
Bio for TATE, FARISH, CARTER - Transcribed by Kristen Bisanz
History, Court Records, Deaths, Cemeteries, Biographies, 1860 census;
Maps, STONE obit: Marriage: MORGAN - FINCH
1883 Pensioners

Adjacent Counties
Gilmer County, Georgia - north
Dawson County, Georgia - east
Cherokee County, Georgia - south
Bartow County, Georgia - southwest
Gordon County, Georgia - west

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