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The Chattooga County Courthouse

On March 23,1839 the Justices of the Interior Court were given authority by an act of the General Assembly to select a place for the county seat, buy land, divide it into lots and sell the lots to raise money for the construction of a county courthouse and a jail They purchased ninety acres of

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At The Execution of David L. Beck ( The Gazette 1877)

Friday the 27th day of April 1877 will long be remembered in Summerville. It had been raining during the night before and continued to rain at intervals during the day, sometimes pouring down in heavy showers; but it did not prevent the assembling of an immense concourse of persons of both sexes. Early in the

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A Century of Chattooga County Fairs

      From its earliest days as an organized county, the citizens of Chattooga have been able to find many enjoyable activities to occupy their limited leisure time. Like the Cherokees before them, they often had activities that centered around the harvest season in the fall. Barn-raisings, quilting bees, corn-shuckings, candy-pulls, cakewalks, and the

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Rolling Caskets and Flying Coke Bottles…

Sunday, July 10, 2016, Bobby Lee Cook and Bob Baker delighted an overflow crowd with their recollections of life in this county. The event was the summer meeting of the Chattooga County Historical Society, held in the freight room of the 1918 Summerville Depot. 66-Year Law Career Mr. Cook, 89 and one of the nation’s

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A Century of Chattooga County Fairs

From its earliest days as an organized county, the citizens of Chattooga have been able to find many enjoyable activities to occupy their limited leisure time. Like the Cherokees before them, they often had activities that centered around the harvest season in the fall. Barn-raisings, quilting bees, corn-shuckings, candy-pulls, cakewalks, and the occasional dance all

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