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Fannin County, Georgia
January 24, 1854 Fannin County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Fannin County, Georgia
March 23, 1874 "Fiddlin'" John Carson born on a farm north of Smyrna (Cobb County), Georgia. Sometimes given as March 23, 1868 in Blue Ridge (Fannin County) Georgia. Carson probably created this erroneous birthdate and birthplace himself to appear older and appeal to the displaced Appalachian farmers who made up his core audience
  Fannin County, Georgia
  Fiddlin' John Carson
August 13, 1895 The county seat of Fannin County is moved from Morganton to Blue Ridge.
  Fannin County, Georgia
April 11, 1959 Springer Mountain, between Fannin County and Gilmer County, becomes the start of the Appalachian Trail, replacing Oglethorpe Mountain (Pickens County). The change reduced the length of the Appalachian Trail by about 15 miles
  Gilmer County, Georgia
  Pickens County, Georgia
  Fannin County, Georgia
June 16, 2002 Levi's closes its Blue Ridge, Georgia manufacturing facility
  Fannin County, Georgia
September 11, 2009 A hunter finds camping supplies, clothes and books belonging to convicted killer Gary Michael Hilton in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
  Meredith Emerson
  Fannin County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of James Walker Fannin, Georgia-born commander of the Volunteers who surrendered following the battle of Coleto. He and almost all his men were massacred following the surrender.
Acquisition: Treaty of New Echota, 1835
Taken from: Gilmer County, Union County
Counties created from: None
Cities: Blue Ridge (county seat), McCaysville, Mineral Bluff
Web sites:
National Register of Historic Places in Fannin County, Georgia
Fannin County, Georgia, links
Fannin County
Appalachian Trail in Georgia
Fannin County, Georgia, Archives

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