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Question: I read that a railroad once went into Franklin. What railroad was that, and where did it come from? Answer: The Tallulah Falls Railway, which ran out of Cornelia, Ga., reached Franklin in June 1907. Full Story

Albany, NY

#1 Aug 30, 2007
I have recently discovered that my grandfather may have possibly came from Asheville to Pittsburgh Pa. I was wondering if you have any information on a William J Simonton Sr b. 1912 or any possible relatives? I have read some information on your city and it is beautiful! Hopefully, I will be able to visit
Anita Poole

Atlanta, GA

#2 Oct 17, 2007
Does anyone know the location of the Simmons Cemetery in Alto?? I found my great-great-grandmother's death certificate, dated 1925, which states she was buried in the Simmons Cemetery in Alto. Under "Undertaker" was written "Friends and Relations". This was Jane Nunnally Simmons, wife of Ira C. Simmons, in the Golden Hill district. Informant was W. W. Simmons of Alto. If you know where this cemetery is, please let me know. It is not listed in the Banks County Cemetery book. Please contact me at if you can help me.

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