Pendergrass and Talmo, Ga – The Jewel of Jackson County and Georgia’s Largest Flea Market

Exit 137 0ff Interstate 85 – 45 minutes NE of Atlanta

Pendergrass

Pendergrass is a 122-year old community that was incorporated in 1891 and named after F. L. Pendergrass, a railroad director.  In the early 1900s there was several doctor’s offices, one bank, one church, numerous merchandise stores, a blacksmith shop, and a hotel.  The buildings did not survive to the 20th century except for the Pendergrass Baptist Church.

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Pendergrass Train Depot
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buildings behind depot

The small town of Pendergrass becomes host to over not 25,000 people each weekend who come from miles around for Georgia’s Largest Flea Market, The Pendergrass Flea Market. Pendergrass has a population of 422 people. 

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Post Office Pendergrass

Pendergrass Flea Market – Over 500 vendors from countries from all over the World and 700+ selling spaces with new and used merchandise.

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Talmo

Talmo was settled around 1840. Talmo is a small community, 13 miles south of Gainesville.  The Community began to grow in the early 1900’s when Gainesville Midland put a side track in the area. The businesses in the early 1900’s, included two large stores, a post office, a railroad depot, a blacksmith and repair shop, a large cotton ginning plant, two large warehouses, a rock quarry and a doctor’s office.

The origin of Talmo’s name is derived from the Creek Indian word Talomeco, which means “Home of the Chief Tallassee.”  Talmo was incorporated on August 9, 1920. Talmo calls itself “The Jewel of Jackson County.

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Train Depot Talmo
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Restaurant in Talmo

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