Jacob Bozeman from the Jasper city crews applies touch-up paint to the Oglethorpe Monument on the corner of Main Street in Jasper Thursday morning. The crews said the marble monument relocated to Jasper from Burnt Mountain about 10 years ago is still in good condition, but needed to have some brown spots cleaned up. The monument originally marked the starting point of the Appalachian Trail on Burnt Mountain, before the trailhead was moved to Springer Mountain many years ago.
On Sept. 8th, the Ga. State Society Daughters of American Colonists will host a ceremony at this monument. See more details about the ceremony on our calendar page.