Suches is an Unincorporated community in Union County. Suches describes itself as “The Valley Above the Clouds.”‘ The local school is Woody Gap School, the smallest public school in the state of Georgia. The historical marker in front of the school lists it as the homestead of Joseph E. Brown, governor of Georgia during the Civil War.
Suches is a small community, they have a Post Office, Community Center, School and Volunteer Fire Department. The area is beautiful and a nice scenic drive. A lot of motorcycle riders pass through the area following the Dragon Loop. Dahlonega to Suches 15 miles north
Cooper Creek Pottery – pottery is in the cool old barn. 28252 Morganton Hwy.
Wildcat Country Store and Diner – the store is in a 100 year old building – the store has a variety of things – they also have a campground. 7475 Highway 60.
Two Wheels Lodge – Campground, cabins, lodge rooms and restaurant. The motorcycle loop from Dahlonega goes through Suches. 1915 Hwy 60.
Homesite of Joseph Emerson Brown – Joseph Emerson Brown (1821- 1894), born in Pickens District, South Carolina, moved to Union County, Georgia, as a boy. The old Brown home was on the present site of the Woody Gap School, opened in 1941 for mountain students. Brown worked on his father’s farms until he was nineteen, when he went to school in South Carolina. Returning to Georgia, he settled in Canton as head of the local academy. Historic marker is in front of Woody Gap school.
Woody Gap School – the school was built with local timber and stone quarried from nearby Woody Lake. The school was completed in 1941.