Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmith Shop (HM29OQ)

Location: Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 White County
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N 34° 41.19', W 83° 40.575'

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Afican American Heritage Site

Essential to settlers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, many small farm blacksmith shops dotted the landscape in these hills and valleys. Larger industrial foundries and commercial blacksmith shops were located at intersections of commerce, mining, and milling operations in the Sautee and Nacoochee valleys. Blacksmiths in these shops constructed and repaired horseshoes, plows, wagon wheels, nails and all manner of farm equipment.

Near this site stood a small blacksmith shop used to teach the craft to male students at the Nacoochee Institute. Fire destroyed the Institute in 1927, ending the formal instruction at Nacoochee. After the fire, Rabun Industrial School merged with the former Nacoochee Institute, thus creating Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.

In 2012 the White County Commission funded construction of this blacksmith shop. It serves as a demonstration site for living history programs as well as a meeting place for local blacksmiths whose skills pay tribute to those craftsmen of the past.
HM NumberHM29OQ
Placed BySautee Nacoochee Center
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Date Added Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 254828 N 3841537
Decimal Degrees34.68650000, -83.67625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 41.19', W 83° 40.575'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 41' 11.4" N, 83° 40' 34.5" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 283 GA-255, Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, US
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