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Rabun County: The First 200 Years

Rabun County turns 200 years old on December 21, 2019.  From its beginnings as a remote and sparsely populated frontier in 1819, the county has developed into a growing magnet for mountain tourists…with a thriving downtown in its county seat…and elegant homes dotting the shores of pristine lakes.  To find out how this transformation happened,

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Tallulah Falls Railroad

Museum Exhibit Tallulah Falls Railroad: Opening Rabun County to the Outside World The Tallulah Falls Railroad was formed in 1881. Known as the Rabun Gap Route, this short-line railroad began in Cornelia, Georgia and was completed to Tallulah Falls in 1882. Crossing the Tallulah River in 1903, the railroad arrived in Clayton in 1904. It

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Rabun County Historical Society Will Display Extensive Collection Of Tallulah Falls Railroad Artifacts Through Partnership with Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School 

The Rabun County Historical Society today announced that it has formed a partnership with the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School through which an extensive collection of Tallulah Falls Railroad (TFRR) artifacts will be displayed on a permanent basis in the Society’s downtown Clayton museum. The railroad, which operated from 1897 to 1961 between Cornelia, Ga. and Franklin,

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