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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Women in Chattooga and Elsewhere During the War Between the States

A capacity crowd gathered in the freight room of Summerville’s 1918 Depot on Sunday afternoon, April 12th, for the regular spring meeting of the Chattooga County Historical Society. The organization’s president, Gene McGinnis, presented an important milestone for the group. After many months of work, the Historical Society is launching a new website focused on

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