For a few years around 1902, the Stone Mountain Granite and Timber Company bought a large quantity of land in the northern part of the county. I don't know much about the circumstances of this buyout, but many landowners sold and moved to other parts of the county, further into the mountains, or westward to other states. This set of maps show the land that was accumulated by the SMG&T Co. In addition to what is shown here, there were 5 more deeds adding up to 777 acres. I haven't yet located where those are located on the map.