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Pickens County, Georgia
December 5, 1853 Pickens County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Andrew Pickens
  Pickens 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

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)

Web sites:
National Register of Historic Places in Pickens County, GeorgiaPickens County, Georgia, links
Pickens County, Georgia
map of Pickens County, Georgia

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