Tag Archive: Pickens County

Jan 17

Tombstone Tuesday: Veterans, Antioch Church, Pickens Co.

Antioch Baptist Church, Pickens County, Georgia

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Jun 27

Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia

The Confederate flag of Pickens County's Company E "€œTate's Guards,"€ 23rd Georgia Confederate Infantry, is now in the Chicago Historical Society

Press Release courtesy of Robert Scott Davis, Jr. PICKENS COUNTY IN THE CIVIL WAR FEATURED IN NEW BOOK One of Georgia’s most popular legends has been the story of how a group of citizens in Jasper raised a United States flag in front of the courthouse in 1860 in protest to Georgia seceding from the …

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Mar 22

Tombstone Tuesday: Arbor Hill Baptist Church

Tombstone of Clay Cagle

Arbor Hill Baptist Church Cemetery is located off Fortner Road in the mountains of Southern Pickens County. Six markers indicate burials of veterans in this cemetery established in 1940. Copyright. Linda Woodward Geiger. All rights reserved. Linda@lindageiger.com  

Mar 01

Tombstone Tuesday: Burnt Mountain Cemetery

Grave marker of John Holbert

Burnt Mountain Baptist Church is located in north eastern Pickens County on Lake Sequoyah Road, off of Burnt Mountain Road (Georgia State Route 136) about two miles west of the Dawson County line. According to Clarence Mealer [Pickens County Heritage Book Committee, Pickens County, Georgia, Heritage, 1853–1998 (Waynesville, N.C.: Don Mills, Inc., 1998), 21] the little …

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Feb 26

World War I Draft Registration


World War I draft registration cards are a valuable resource and many have used the microfilm copies that are on Ancestry.com. But have you held the “real thing” in your hand, the one your ancestor actually held in his hand (that is if he could write) when he signed his name? Have you seen the …

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Feb 26

Death of Hobart Cape


The Cape Family of Hinton, Georgia, witnessed more than it’s share of tragedy. I have so much empathy for Alice D. (Yancy) Cape, wife of William L. Cape and mother of Cora, Levi, Hobart, Madie, and Waldo. A family ruckus erupted on August 4th, 1924 and Levi, who reported was intoxicated, drew a gun and …

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