The Rabun County Historical Society is located at 81 North Church Street in downtown Clayton, Georgia near the county courthouse. The museum and research library are open to the public during the following hours:
Mondays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We are occasionally open on weekends for special events, and we are able to open other times by appointment. We particularly welcome clubs or other groups.
We are staffed entirely with volunteers.
81 North Church Street
Clayton, Georgia 30525
The Rabun County Historical Society building contains more than 2,300 square feet, including a large area with both permanent exhibits and displays that change regularly.
The Society houses a growing collection of research materials for Rabun County and the surrounding areas, as well as unique items that are invaluable to area researchers. Land records include title abstracts dating to the original 1820 land lottery and a hand-drawn map of the original land lots.
Other records include:
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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Browse our gallery by selecting a topic you are interested in: