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Hall Tales, episode 11: 200 years of Hall County
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The Hall County seal marks the year of the county's creation 200 years ago. The county was formed on Dec. 15, 1818. - photo by Nick Bowman

How did Hall County take its current shape? Why did people move into the area, and how did the earliest settlers survive? In this episode of Hall Tales, go back to the earliest days of the county with host Johnny Vardeman and guest Glen Kyle, director of the Northeast Georgia History Center.

Johnny and Glen talk about life in the county’s beginning, negotiations and conflict with the Cherokee tribes in the area, what role slavery played in the development of the county, and even how the area’s communities earned their names.

You can learn more about Hall County’s history at the Northeast Georgia History Center, the Hall County Library System or by listening to the Hall Tales catalogue.

Hall Tales is a podcast series produced by The Times that explores the history of Hall County from recent events to those beyond living memory. Episodes publish twice a month through December, when the county celebrates its 200th birthday.

If you’d like more information on the podcast, email

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