New to Pickens?
Welcome to the Pickens County! Here’s some important information to help you get started in your new community. From school information to community resources, we hope this makes your move a little smoother!
With Pickens County School District, you can expect a quality education with a small town feel. For general information, visit the school district website. Or, learn more about the local high school, Pickens High School.
The Pickens County School District website also has information on student enrollment, transportation, and information about the local Board of Education members and meetings.
Looking for local higher or continuing education options? Reinhardt University in Waleska is a great choice, or check out Chattahoochee Technical College, with locations throughout North Georgia.
Cities of Pickens County
Pickens County cities are known for gorgeous mountain views, pristine nature, and farming areas. Jasper, known as The First Mountain City and the Marble Capital of Georgia, has a small town feel with some great local restaurants. If you enjoy golf, you’ll find several nearby courses!
When you’re ready for some shopping, it’s a short drive over to the city of Talking Rock, where you can find antique shops, art displays, and a historic school house museum. Talking Rock is the third-smallest town in Georgia, and has kept its small town charm! The nearby city of Nelson features a marble museum and the Great Northern Railroad, which operates several days a week.
The local newspaper is the Pickens County Progress, and you can visit a local library that’s part of the Sequoyah Regional Library System. Pickens also has some great parks and local trails!
Pickens has several emergency services available for residents, including Pickens County Fire Services, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Georgia Health District’s Pickens County Health Services. Nearby hospitals are Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, and Northside Hospital in Canton.
To get your documents updated, you can visit the Georgia Department of Driver Services Customer Service Center in Canton, GA, the Pickens County Car Tag Office, and check here for Pickens County Voter Registration and Election Information.
Chances are if you’re new to town, you’ll need information on local utilities. Here are some of the main providers in the area.
Electricity: Georgia Power, Amicalola EMC,
Gas: Blossman Gas Company, Appalachian Propane, Atlanta Gas Light Co., Gas, Inc, Heritage Propane, Wigley Propane
Cable/Internet: ETC Communications, Comcast, Windstream, AT&T
Water: Pickens County Water and Sewage Department, Big Canoe Utilities Company, United Water
Pickens County Recycling and Waste