Keep Pickens Beautiful Marble Hill Mural Unveiling
April 17, 2012

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HISTORIC ~ LONG SWAMP ~ MARBLE HILL MURAL

This mural is an interpretation of the early history of Marble Hill, named "Long Swamp" in early records, by a local artist Mary Ann Manzel (Rentz).

1. Marble City School, located between Highway 53 and Cove Road.

2. Henry T. Fitzsimmons and the stage coach on the Old Federal Road (Fitzsimmons began the first marble industry in Pickens County in 1853 at Long Swamp.) The Old Federal Road crossed Cherokee territory by treaty in 1805, from SE corner of Pickens to the NW corner.

3. & 6. Horizontal quarries- begun by the Georgia Marble Company, now owned and managed by two companies, Imerys and Huber.

4. Henry T. Fitzsimmons Family Cemetery, adjacent to Marble Hill Baptist Church.

5. Holcomb Post Office , located near present Foot Hills Shopping Center, with Mr. Holcomb, mail carrier in buggy.

7. Early marble carvers were a part of Long Swamp Marble and later the Southern Mill in Marble Hill.

8. Piedmont Mill (abandoned in 2010) was one of the large mill operations maintained by The Georgia Marble Company.

9. Students and teacher of Marble City School - often visited the marble works to view marble projects being completed by local artisans.



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