This natural wonder was named the most beautiful place in Georgia

Credit: AJC

Tallulah Gorge

“There is beauty all around us,” begins the famous quote by Tom Althouse.

Those of us who live in Georgia know this to be true. Georgia has beaches, mountains, waterfalls and more to fill our eyes with some of Mother Nature’s best work.

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But one place is apparently more beautiful than the others, according to 24/7 Wall St.

The website picked one spot in every state as the most beautiful, and Georgia's is Tallulah Gorge.

Just an hour and a half from Atlanta, Tallulah Gorge is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern United States.

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“A geologic marvel, Tallulah Gorge is about two miles long and 1,000 feet deep, one of the most awe-inspiring canyons in the eastern United States,” Charlie Seabrook wrote for the AJC. “Its sheer granite walls fall almost at a 90 degree angle from the land above. They form dramatic cliffs that amaze first-time visitors.”

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The Tallulah River, which flows to the Savannah River, has been carving the gorge for millions of years. Although it’s still at work, its flow has been hampered by a 126-foot-high concrete dam built upstream in the early 1900s. The result is a 63-acre lake that is now part of the state park.

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