The Historical Society has two hardcover books for sale:
Sketches of Rabun County History, a reprint of Dr. Andrew Ritchie’s comprehensive area history, first published in 1948. This work focuses in particular on the original settler families, their origins and early histories.
Pictorial History of Rabun County, an overview published in 2003. This book contains hundreds of the Society’s photos and reviews many subjects important to the county’s development, such as the Tallulah Falls Railroad, the Georgia Power dams, agriculture, and logging.
Both of our publications as well as other books of interest on Appalachian history and culture may be purchased at Prater’s Main Street Books in Clayton. www.praterbooks.com
When Rabun County was created from Indian Territory in 1819, this part of southern Appalachia was the frontier, difficult to reach and with none of the niceties available in the cities of the Eastern Seaboard like organized schooling. Education was considered the responsibility of parents alone. From these inauspicious beginnings, education in Rabun County has progressed by leaps and bounds.
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