Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 31

Wordless Wednesday

John's Mountain Overlook, near intersection of Walker, Chattooga, Floyd, & Gordon Counties

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights Reserved.

Aug 28

Museum Talk: Old Pickens County Jail

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The Pickens County Jail served Pickens County, Georgia, as a jail from 1909 through 1982. The building, now on the National Historic Register, served two purposes—to house the county inmates on the upper level and to serve as the residence of the county sheriff or his deputy on the first level.   The building continues …

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Aug 17

Faulkner Family Cemetery, Pickens County

Faulkner Family Cemetery

In late October of 2008, Tony Poss (a long time Pickens County resident) contacted me about a family cemetery not far from Four Mile Baptist Church, in the southeastern part of the county. He took me to visit the long abandoned cemetery that was still marked by a wrought iron fence. The fence enclosed a …

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Aug 15

Military Monday: Sloan H. Abbott, Confederate Veteran

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The family of Salome Abbot was enumerated in the Dug Road District (Jasper Post Office), Pickens County, Georgia on 6 June 1860.[1] The household consisted of Salome Abbott, age 27, born in S.C. farmer, real estate valued at $200, and personal estate valued at $150; Anna Abbot, age 30, born in S.C.; and Georgia Abbot, age …

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