MAKING TRACKS THROUGH LOCAL HISTORY by Jerry Taylor
The first day of class will be in the classroom.
In this course you will have the opportunity to learn about the past while visiting sites within the local area: TOWNS: The Young Harris Historic District, Pleasant Hill ME Church; UNION: Blairsville old courthouse and/or Byron Herbert Reece Heritage Center; CLAY: Chatuge Dam and/or Clay County Old Jail Museum; CHEROKEE: Historical Museum, Church of the Messiah and Harshaw Chapel Cemetery.
Jerry Taylor is a native of Towns County, having lived in the shadow of Brasstown Bald all his life. He graduated from Towns County High School and YHC. He holds degrees from UGA, North Georgia College and University and Lincoln Memorial University. Jerry is retired after 32 years as a teacher at Towns County High School. He is a member of the Historical Society and is Towns County’s official historian. His home, known as the “The Organ Loft,” features his collection of antique reed organs.