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
At the turn of the twentieth century, Rabun County remained largely isolated from the outside world. This would change dramatically with the coming of a railroad which also brought tourism, logging and dam building.
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