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Morganton, Georgia, USA -

Morganton, Fannin, GA

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Morganton in 1856. The town's name is a transfer from Morganton, North Carolina. Morganton served as the seat of Fannin County from 1854 until 1895, when the seat was transferred to Blue Ridge.


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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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Morganton:
1. Lake Blue Ridge: This stunning 3,300-acre lake is a haven for water enthusiasts. You can swim, kayak, paddleboard, or rent a pontoon boat to explore its crystal-clear waters. There are also several marinas where you can rent equipment or even go fishing for bass and trout.

2. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway: All aboard! The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway offers a relaxing and scenic journey through the North Georgia mountains. You'll pass by rivers, forests, and quaint little towns. It's a great way to soak in the natural beauty of the region.

3. Chattahoochee National Forest: Morganton is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, which means endless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and picnicking. Some popular trails in the area include the Appalachian Trail, the Benton MacKaye Trail, and the Aska Trails.

4. Mercier Orchards: Just a short drive from Morganton, you'll find Mercier Orchards, a family-owned apple orchard. Depending on the season, you can pick your own... Read MORE...

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male ancestorThadeous Oscar GUTHRIE (28 December 1846, Sugar Creek, Big Ivy, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA - 12 July 1907, Morganton, Georgia, USA)
female ancestorMary A MCDARIS (20 May 1848, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA - 7 January 1918, Morganton, Georgia, USA)
male ancestorJames Grayson AMMONS (18 September 1848, , North Carolina, USA - 6 October 1905, Morganton, Georgia, USA)
male ancestorWillis ABERCROMBIE (11 March 1873, , Georgia, USA - 15 November 1920, Morganton, Georgia, USA)
male ancestorHugh Balford ABERCROMBIE (28 September 1878, Morganton, Georgia, USA - 22 April 1932, , Georgia, USA)
male ancestorPinkney ABERCROMBIE (6 May 1880, Morganton, Georgia, USA - 26 August 1935, Mineral Bluff, Fannin, Georgia, USA)
male ancestorJoseph William "Joe" ADDINGTON (18 November 1880, Morganton, Georgia, USA - , )
male ancestorEmory Speer BERRONG (22 April 1880, Morganton, Georgia, USA - 17 July 1942, Towns, Georgia, USA)
male ancestorSamuel J BIVINS (April 1880, Morganton, Georgia, USA - , )

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