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
Three important occurrences in Rabun County history shaped who and what we are today. Amazingly, all three events happened during the first quarter of the twentieth century, from roughly 1900 to 1925. The most important event, because it influenced the other two, was the coming of the railroad.
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