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Alpine Community Church-Menlo, Georgia

Originally the home of Alpine Presbyterian Church, the Alpine Community Church in Menlo, Georgia, is located in the northwest Georgia mountains. The church was built in 1853. The cemetery contains markers that represent the long history of the church with a number of Victorian and more modern markers.

R. A. McWhorter family plot marker
Mary Knox, 1886-1889
Thomas Knox, 1831-1882, has a marker made of zinc, also known as a zinkie.

Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden-Summerville, Georgia

Chattooga County

Folk artist Howard Finster built Paradise Garden in Pennville, Georgia to share the work of other creators and his own. He is often considered one of the most prolific artists having made over 46,000 different pieces of art. If you’re even in north Georgia, it’s worth a visit. Since my visit in 2014, there has been significant restoration work. They’ve also added places on AirBnb for people to reserve. It was