Pickens County,
Georgia

Jasper • Tate • Marble Hill
Talking Rock • Hinton

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A Travelers Guide Map is available by contacting or visiting any of the
Chamber of Commerce offices. You can also obtain the
Traveler's Guide Map and get additional information online.

The numbers correspond to the Pickens County map

Pickens County Jail
Georgia Mountain Parkway
Oglethorpe Statue and
Woodbridge Inn
Resident Artist Eino
Tate House
1. Downtown Jasper – The Old Pickens County Jail*, built in 1906, contain relics from the past such as an authentic hangman’s gallows. Jail tours are available. The marble-facade County Courthouse features a unique circular courtroom. The Woodbridge Inn is renowned for its fine restaurant and comfortable accommodations dating back to 1880. Gift shops and restaurants line Main Street. Take a drive through downtown Jasper and view the large marble sculptures.
Annual Georgia Marble Festival & Fine Art & Sculpture Exhibit – 1st weekend of October. Arts & Crafts, Marble Quarry tours, music, carshow, and a roadrace.
Marble Museum – Housed in the Chamber of Commerce building, this interesting year round exhibit features examples of fine marble and shows the history of marble mining in Pickens County.

2. Tate Community – Tate is named for the pioneer family that developed the marble industry in Pickens County. The Tate House* was built in 1925 to showcase locally produced pink marble. Tours of the Tate House are available. The Tate School is the nation’s only marble elementary school. The Cagle House, built in the 1870’s, is still a bit of rural Georgia, where you can enjoy being treated as a traditional house guest.
Marble Quarry
– The Georgia Marble Company, founded in 1884, has supplied marble used in many famous buildings and monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial. The world’s largest open pit marble quarries are located in Tate and contain marble that varies in color from white to grey, and pink. Quarry tours are available at the Marble Festival, 1st weekend of October.

3. Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival – 3rd weekend each October. Visit an old fashioned General Store, and find antiques and gifts in shops throughout the town.

4. John’s Mill – This circa 1900 water-run mill near Hinton features an old stone dam, wooden flume, and log cabin housing the operational stone grind mill. Open only on the weekends.

5. Burnt Mountain Overlook – On Burnt Mtn. Road, this site offers scenic vistas of Long Swamp Valley, Tate, Jasper, and Sharp Top Mtn. Good Restaurants are nearby.

6. Artist-In-Residence – In above photo, Jasper’s artist Eino is shown sculpting a clay model that will be used in the creation of a bronze portrait sculpture. His studio is available for public tours, at no charge. View completed stone sculptures in the showroom, take a tour of the foundry, and watch the artist at work. Please call 770-735-7250 or visit Sculpture by Eino.


Pickens County Chamber of Commerce
500 Stegall Drive
Jasper, Georgia 30143
706-692-5600 • Fax 706-692-9453

e-mail: pickenschamber@georgiamarble-mountain.org

Visit the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce web site for more information about
Accommodations, Attractions, Dining, Festivals, Realtors, Recreation and Shopping.

www.georgiamarble-mountain.org

 

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