34th Annual Indian Summer Festival October 1st and 2nd, 2011
Suches, Georgia The Valley Above the Clouds
Welcome to Woody Gap
Tucked away in the North Georgia Mountain at an altitude of 2,590 feet is the town of Suches, home of Woody gap School. Woody Gap School has drawn strangth, sustenance, and spirit from the people of this "valley above the clounds." It sprang from the drams of forward-looking citizens who wanted Suches youth to experience the very best education possible.
By 1936 Suches people had realized their children neede better education than the five schools with one and two teaches scattered throught the valley could provide. First they had to get approval to use WPA labor to construct a building funded by grant money from the WPA program and $10,000 from Union County. The Civil War Governor Joe Brown's farm was the area chosen and given to the county for a school building site. The native granite for the stone building could be quarried locally, and they found a friend to draw schoolhouse plans.