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
Name derivation:Named in honor of Andrew Pickens, Revolutionary War hero who fought in the area.
Acquisition: Treaty of New Echota (1835)
Taken from: Cherokee County, GA, Gilmer County, GA
Counties created from: None
Cities: Jasper (county seat)