Category Archives: –FANNIN COUNTY GA–

John Dick Mountains, Fannin County

If you turn onto Doublehead Gap Road off Georgia Highway 60 you’ll have a nice view of these mountains, known as the John Dick Mountains. There are several spots to pull over on the right of way.

Farmhouse, Fannin County

Pickelsimer Store & Old Post Office, Wilscot

Nancy B. Kindall writes: I grew up less than a mile from this building. It was the Post Office and country store operated by Horace Pickelsimer. Patty Davenport adds: I believe this is the original Post Office at Wilscott. A friend many years ago jacked it up and repaired the rock foundation as the building was leaning so badly it was close to collapse. They lived across the field from it.

Vernacular Farmhouse, Morganton

Hip-Roof House, Morganton

Service Station, Morganton

I don’t find too many gas stations like this any more. This is so authentic it could be a movie set.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

This tourist railway normally runs a between Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Georgia/Coppherhill, Tennessee, following the Toccoa River for much of he route. I’ve not taken a trip with them (yet) but have heard great things about the pace, the views, and the vintage cars (you can choose from air-conditioned or open-air). Keep the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in mind if you’re traveling to the mountains.

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Depot, 1905, Blue Ridge

The beautifully restored Louisville & Nashville depot is an anchor of downtown redevelopment in Blue Ridge, and is now the jumping off point for the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

National Register of Historic Places

Historic Storefronts, Blue Ridge

Downtown Blue Ridge is a happening place. Nearly all the downtown storefronts are busy and many are being or have been refurbished. There’s obviously a good community spirit here. I hope locals will work toward getting their business district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It definitely deserves such a designation.