Barker’s Creek Grist Mill

Posted on October 20th, 2011 by Rabun

Barker’s Creek Grist Mill Part of the Hambidge Center, Barker’s Creek Grist Mill has been providing the local community with milling services since the mid 1800s. Mary Hambidge built the current mill in 1944 at the site of an older mill that served the community since the first white settlers came into the area in […]

Hambidge Center

Posted on November 5th, 2011 by Rabun

In 1934, Georgia native Mary Hambidge settled in northern Rabun County where she founded the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences.  On a visit to Greece, Mary was drawn to the ancient art of weaving, a craft that would become her life’s work.  She developed a retreat, a farm cooperative and an environment where local […]

Lillian E Smith Center

Posted on November 5th, 2011 by Rabun

Lillian E Smith Center The Lillian E Smith Center preserves the home, office and library of Lillian Eugenia Smith (1897 – 1966).  Now considered by many the foremost white southern liberal writer of the mid-twentieth century, Lillian Smith devoted her life to social and economic reform.  For 25 years, 1925 – 1948, Lillian Smith ran the […]

Sylvan Falls Mill

Posted on November 5th, 2011 by Rabun

The Sylvan Falls Mill is an 1840 grist mill that still operates today supplying a variety of meals and flours ground from organically grown local grains. Products are ground between two granite stones encased in a Meadows Mill that is powered by a 27 foot Fitz Water Wheel.  The water wheel is propelled by a […]

Tiger Drive-In Theater

Posted on November 5th, 2011 by Rabun

Tiger Drive-In Theater At Tiger Drive-In we are bridging the gap between our classic past and our bright future. There used to be over 5,500 drive-in theaters worldwide and now we are one of only 349 left . . . providing you a unique place to make memories that you simply can’t find anymore. Experience the movies […]

Walking Tour of Downtown Clayton

Posted on November 5th, 2011 by Rabun

Walking Tour of Downtown Clayton Visitors can walk to thirty-seven buildings on a self-guided tour of downtown Clayton.   Maps are available at the Rabun County Historical Society Museum as well as other locations in downtown Clayton. Rabun County was created in 1819 when the State of Georgia dictated a treaty with the Cherokee Nation, which […]


Contact Info

Rabun Tourism Development Authority
Teka Earnhardt
184 South Main Street Suite 136
P.O. Box 788
Clayton GA 30525
(706) 212-0241

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