Orig. pub. Atlanta 1935. Reprinted 1978, 1987, 1999. 322 pp., illus., index. Item #118
Pickens County, Georgia, named for Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens, was created in 1853 from Cherokee and Gilmer counties. Written by a native son, this book describes the county's natural characteristics, the Cherokee Indians, the first houses and settlements, the twenty-five years preceding the creation of the county, the organization of the county, various county line changes, and a listing of offices and officers from 1854 to 1935. The complete 1860 Census for Pickens County is given and includes over 5700 names. Military rosters include a listing of Confederate soldiers from Pickens County by company, a muster roll of the county militia, and a list of Pickens County citizens serving in World War I. The book closes with genealogical accounts of pioneer families and an every-name index.