Talking Rock, Georgia

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The green 2-story building was purchased by the Hobson Family in 1924 and was operated as a General Store until around 1980. The store is operated today as an antique shop by a daughter of Mr. Hobson, Helen Low. In 1913, a large addition was put on the store and used as a hotel to house traveling sales men.

Photo taken by pam phillips in September 2015

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Happily, the third smallest town in the state of Georgia, Talking Rock has not changed much since itís beginning in 1883, when the train was the lifeline of the town.

Talking Rock's history is rich with stories about the Trail of Tears, the Civil War, the railroad and the Great Depression. The origination of our town's name is unclear and there are many interesting stories regarding its derivation. Some individuals believe that it's from the noise of the water rolling over the rocks in our beautiful creek, while other like the story of folks sitting for a spell on a rock to have a talk with a neighbor. Still others believe that the name originated with the local Indians.

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  • August 3, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 19, 2015: Added by pam phillips

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  • pam phillips
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com