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Morganton, Georgia, USA

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Where is Morganton, Georgia, USA? 

Morganton, Fannin, Georgia, USA
Fannin County was approved as its own entity, by the State of Georgia in 1854 from parts of Union and Gilmer County. The town of Morganton was the site for the Fannin County seat. Farm communities and modest towns were quickly becoming permanent fixtures within the county.

Controversy arose in Fannin County when the railroad proposed to build a rail line through the mountains. Morganton felt the railroad should naturally go through the county seat, the railroad didn't feel that Morganton provided the best route. Although much controversy erupted before the final decision, the railroad chose another location for the railroad hub. As a result of this decision, the town of Blue Ridge came into being, and was incorporated in 1887. Blue Ridge took its name from its location at the southern gateway of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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1906
Morganton, a post-village of Fannin co., Ga., near the Oconee, 6 miles E. of Blue Ridge. Pop. 170.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Guthrie
flag  Lamar Etsen GUTHRIE (23 December 1911, Morganton, Georgia, USA - 12 September 2002, Falls Church, Virginia, USA) gravestone

Odom
flag  Ellie Lou ODOM (13 May 1881, Morganton, Georgia, USA - 8 March 1920, Morganton, Georgia, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Abercrombie
flag  Willis ABERCROMBIE (11 March 1873, , Georgia, USA - 15 November 1920, Morganton, Georgia, USA)

ODOM
flag  Ellie Lou ODOM (13 May 1881, Morganton, Georgia, USA - 8 March 1920, Morganton, Georgia, USA)
 

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