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Rabun County is a
county located in the U.S. State of Georgia. As of the 2010 Census,
the population was 16,276.
As early as 1760, explorers came to the area now known as Rabun
The Georgia General Assembly passed an act to create the county on
December 21, 1819 becoming Georgia’s forty-seventh county.
In 1898, the Tallulah Falls Railway was constructed on a north/south
track through the county. One of the most popular stops along the
railway was Tallulah Gorge. The Railway was in operation for more
than 60 years and was featured as a backdrop for
the movie, Deliverance.
Approximately, 60% of the land is in National Forests and
State Parks, approximately 20% is held by Georgia Power and the rest
is in private hands.
Rabun County is
the only county in Georgia with three state parks: Black Rock
Mountain, Moccasin Creek, and Tallulah Gorge.