Sunday, January 30, 2011

Talking Rock Flea Market

This flea market near Talking Rock, Georgia is one of a kind.  Full of antiques, it is a place you can not walk through without seeing some item that draws a memory out from your past.  Even the market itself is an antique, located in an old school.

As you wonder through the old school you will find rooms packed with old iron ware, tools, antique furniture, books, lamps, cooking utensils, radios, glassware and much more.  The hallways are filled also. Think of what a hundred estate sales would look like crammed into a 1960's elementary school.

Behind the school are two flea market sheds crammed with stuff that wasn't quite good enough to be put inside.  Old typewriters, baby beds and other assortments of bric-a-brac.

Look for the exit for Hwy 136 on your left if you are heading North out of Jasper on Hwy 515 (I-575 below Ballground.) At the end of the exit turn left on to Hwy 136.  Look for the old school on the left as soon as you cross under 515.  If you are on Hwy 136 coming from Amicalola Falls the Talking Rock Flea Market will be on your right as you come up toy Hwy 515.


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  2. Question from Anonymous:

    Is the name of the flea market really Talking Rock Flea Market? I can't seem to find it anywhere online and you don't give the street name it is actually on. I am very interested in going!

    Thanks for your question. Like many flea market folks I tend to refer to markets by their location instead of their name. I think it is named "Stagecoach Flea Market" but I haven't been able to find an address for it. It is easy to find though. Traveling north above Jasper on Highway 515 turn left on State Route136. Turn left and go under 515. It will be on the left as soon as you pass under 515.

    Other good markets in Jasper are Nana's Outback and Burnt Mountain Trading Company on State Route 53. If you are coming from Canton on I-575 turn right on 53. Look for them on the left after you pass the High School. First Nana's then a little further you will see Burnt Mountain Trading Company.

    Just pass the Walmart on 515 in Jasper is another good antique market, Mountainside Antique Mall.

    Hope this helps,

  3. This place is indeed called Stagecoach. Most everything is priced unreasonably high - hence the vast accumulation of things. An episode of Hoarders should be filmed here. We found a used item for $75 when a new one (exact same) could be purchased new on Amazon for $50. This was pointed out to the merchant yet he still would not drop the price accordingly. This place is largely a waste of time.

  4. Im interested in knowing the history of this old school house and would the owner ever be interested in selling the old school??

    1. You can find the owner there most weekends. I have no idea whether he has any interest in selling the property.


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