Come Visit Us

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.

Map and Directions

81 North Church Street
Clayton, Georgia 30525
706-782-5292
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Museum and Research Library

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:

  • Church histories
  • School histories
  • The Clayton Tribune back issues (indexed)
  • Railroad maps
  • Family histories
  • Census records
  • Cemetery records
  • Obituaries
  • County histories
  • Civil War records
  • Marriage records

Help us plan for
Rabun County’s Bicentennial Celebration

Special Exhibit:
Rabun’s Twentieth Century in Review

The Tallulah Falls Railroad arrived in Tallulah Falls in 1882 and tourism boomed in the town next to the gorge and the beautiful series of waterfalls. Many tourist groups posed under the rock formation called Witch's Head. Photo circa 1900

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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