Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sepia Scenes/Talking Rock, Georgia
This cute little town is located in Pickens County between Ellijay and Jasper and is the third smallest town in the state of Georgia. There are several different stories as to how it got it's name. One is that it's from the noise of the water rolling over the rocks in a nearby creek. Another story is that of folks sitting on a rock to talk to a neighbor. My favorite is that the name came from the Indians in the area.
This buildings is just a few feet from the general store. I thought the sign was funny.
After a google search I got several different numbers for the population of Talking Rock. One web site said the population was 49 in 2000. Another said the 2008 population was 95 but that the population had declined. Goes to show you can't believe what you read on the internet. Across the highway from the other buildings is this old train. The town may be small but it has a lot of history.
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