Category: North Georgia Communities

Union County

Located in northeast Georgia at the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Union County shares its Northern Border with North Carolina. Known for its natural beauty, Union County is the perfect place for the outdoorsmen looking to fish, hike, climb, horseback or camp. With a population of just over 17,000, the quaint antebellum town of Blairsville is the county’s only established community.

History

In 1832 the state legislature created Union County from Cherokee County, not in support of the North in the Civil War (as is sometimes thought) but by the desire to mine gold. However, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the county’s memorial to its Civil War veterans may be the only one in the South that specifically recognizes Union soldiers and American Indians who fought white settlement.

County Seat – Blairsville
County Population -21,356
Median Home Price – $183,600
Municipalities -Blairsville

COUNTY OFFICES
Main Contact Information
www.unioncounty.georgia.gov
(706) 439-6000

Animal Control
(706) 439-6066

Driver’s License/Car Registration
(706) 439-6017

Fire & Rescue, Station 1
(706) 439-6095

Judge, Superior Court, Cths.
(706) 439-6100

Magistrate Judge
(706) 439-6008

Tags – Titles
(706) 439-6017

Tax Appraiser
(706) 439-6011

Tax Commissioner
(706) 439-6014

MUNICIPALITLITES
City of Blairsville
www.blairsvillechamber.com
(706) 745-2000

UTILITIES
Electricity
Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation
www.brmemc.com
(706) 379-3121

Gas Companies
Georgia Natural Gas Co.
www.gasgeorgia.com
1 (877) 530 2468

Heritage Propane
www.heritagepropane.com
(706) 745-2181

Recycling
Transfer and Recycle Station
www.unioncountyga.gov
(706) 439-6102

Cable Television
Windstream Communications
www.windstream.com
(706) 745-6911

EDUCATION
Public Schools
www.ucschools.org
(706) 745-2322

HOSPITALS
Union General Hospital
www.uniongeneralhospital.com
(706) 745-2111

All Emergencies
911

LIBRARIES
Union County Public Library
www.librarytechnology.org
(706) 745-7491

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Towns County

Bordering the southwestern tip of North Carolina and just minutes from Tennessee, Towns County is within a convenient driving distance of major cities like Chattanooga, Nashville, and Atlanta. Towns County has two small towns, Hiawassee and Young Harris located in amidst the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains which are a forefront to the Appalachian Trail. Towns County also boasts Georgia’s tallest mountain, Brasstown Bald standing at 4,784 feet.

County Seat – Hiawassee
County Population – 10,894
Median Home Price – $198,200
Municipalities – Hiawassee and Young Harris

COUNTY OFFICES
Main Contact Information
(706) 896-2276
www.townscounty.georgia.gov
www.mountaintopga.com

Animal Control
(706) 896-6116

Planning and Zoning
(706) 896-0938

Sheriff’s Office
(706) 896-4444

MUNICIPALITIES
Hiawassee
www.mountaintopga.com
(800) 984-1543

Young Harris
www.mountaintopga.com
(800) 984-1543

UTILITIES
Electricity
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
www.brmemc.com
(706) 379-3121

Georgia Power Company
www.georgiapower.com
1-888-660-5890

Gas Companies
Suburban Propane
www.suburbanpropane.com
(706) 896-1324

Cable Television
Windstream Communications, Inc.
www.windstream.com
(706) 781-3717
(706) 896-2500

EDUCATION
Public Schools
www.towns.k12.ga.us
(706) 896-2279

HOSPITALS
Chatuge Regional Hospital and Nursing Home
www.chatugeregionalhospital.org
(706) 896-2222

Northeast Georgia Medical Center & Health System
www.nghs.com
(770) 535-3553

All Emergencies
911

LIBRARIES
Mountain Regional Library
www.mountainregionallibrary.org
(706) 379-3732

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Gilmer County

Gilmer is home to some of Georgia’s most picturesque landscapes with its lush forests, meadows of wildflowers, fresh apples, and serene lakes, all spread across the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which initiate the Appalachian Trail.

Gilmer County’s towns and cities offer every amenity imaginable, historic charm, a strong sense of community and endless opportunities for entertainment, economic success and personal serenity. The county seat, Ellijay, is known for it’s fine dining, celebration of the arts, and music festivals.

County Seat – Ellijay
County Population – 28,389
Median Home Price – $134,100
Municipalities – East Ellijay and Ellijay.

COUNTY OFFICES
Main Contact Information
www.gilmercounty-ga.gov
(706) 635-4361

Animal Control
706-635-2166

Driver’s License/Car Registration
(706) 635-4672

Municipalities
East Ellijay
www.eastellijay.georgia.gov
(706) 276-3111

Ellijay

UTILITIES
Electricity
Amicalola Electric
www.amicalolaemc.com
(706) 276-AEMC

Georgia Power
www.georgiapower.com
(706) 276-3411

Gas Companies
AmeriGas
www.amerigas.com
706) 276-4882

Ferrell Gas
www.ferrellgas.com
(706) 632-5754

Water and Sewer
Gilmer County Water/Sewage
(706) 276-2779

Appalachain Waste Systems L.L.C.
(706) 276-2779

Telephone
Ellijay Telephone
(706) 276-2271

EDUCATION
Public Schools
www.gilmerschools.com
(706) 276-5000

HOSPITALS
North Georgia Medical Center
www.northgeorgiamedicalcenter.com
(706) 276-4741

All Emergencies
911

LIBRARIES
www.librarytechnology.org

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Fannin County

With over 100,000 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Fannin County is a wonderful place to live or visit. Only ninety miles north of Atlanta, Fannin County is galaxies away from the traffic, stress and anxiety of the city. Vacationers can rent cabins, luxury mountain homes, or stay in a bed & breakfast inn or hotel.

Fannin County is home to two authentic mountain towns. Blue Ridge is an Art Town, filled with galleries, antique and specialty shops, non-franchised restaurants, and a welcoming small town atmosphere. A river runs through the charming town of McCaysville, twin city with Copperhill, Tennessee. Stand in both states at one time at the Blue Line, which marks the spot where Georgia ends and Tennessee begins.

County Seat – Blue Ridge
County Population – 22,580
Median Home Price – $164,700
Municipalities -Blue Ridge, McCaysville, and Morganton

COUNTY OFFICES

Main Contact Information
www.fannincountyga.org
www.blueridgemountains.com
(706) 632-2203

Appalachian Circuit Superior Court Judge
(706) 632-2225

Board of Commissioners
(706) 632-2203

Board of Registration & Election
(706) 632-7740

Clerk of Superior Court
(706) 632-2039

Magistrate Court
(706) 632-5558

Drivers License/Car Registration
(706) 632-2645

Fire Department
(706) 632-2044

Georgia State Offices Department of Family & Children Services
(706) 632-2033

Industrial Development Authority
(706) 632-4450

Police Department
(706) 492-4636

Probate Court
(706) 632-3011

Probation Office
(706) 632-2149

Public Health Department
(706) 632-3023

Recreation Department
(706) 632-7696

Road Department
(706) 632-5481

Senior Center
(706) 632-5438

Sheriff’s Office
(706) 632-3451

Tax Assessor’s Department
(706) 632-5954

Tax Commissioner
(706) 632-2645

MUNICIPALITIES
Blue Ridge
www.blueridgemountains.com
(706) 632-5680

McCaysville
www.blueridgemountains.com

Morganton

UTLITIES
Electricity
Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corp
(706) 379-3121

Tri-State Electric Membership Corporation
(706) 492-3251

Gas Companies
Ferrell Gas
www.ferrellgas.com
(706) 632-5754

Heritage Propane
www.heritagepropane.com
(706) 632-6328

Cable Television
TDS Telecom
www.tdstelecom.com
(706) 632-2211

EDUCATION
Public Schools
(706) 632-3771
www.fannin.k12.ga.us

HOSPITALS
Medical Services Copper Basin Medical Center
(423) 496-5511

Fannin Regional Hospital
(706) 632-3711

All Emergencies
911

LIBRARIES
www.mountainregionallibrary.org
(706) 632-5263

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Pickens County

Home to the Southern most point of the Appalachian Trail, Pickens County is positioned between the hustle and bustle of Downtown Atlanta and the peace and tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just over an hour’s drive to both Atlanta and Chattanooga, Pickens County is perfect for those who enjoy a balance between convenience and community.

County Seat – Jasper
County Population – 30,488
Median Home Price – $172,500
Municipalities – Jasper, Nelson, and Talking Rock

COUNTY OFFICES
Main Contact Information
www.pickenscountyga.gov
(706) 253-8809

Animal Control
(706) 692-2772

Driver’s License/Car Registration
(706) 253-8882

Planning and Zoning
(706) 253-8809

Sheriff’s Office
(706) 253-8901

MUNICIPALITIES
Jasper
www.jasper-ga.us
(706) 692-9100

Nelson
www.nelson.georgia.gov
(770) 735-2211

Talking Rock
www.talkingrockga.com
(706) 253-5515

UTILITIES
Electricity
Amicalola EMC
www.amicalolaemc.com
(706) 253-5200

Gas Companies
Appalachian Propane
www.appalachianpropane.com
(706) 692-4378

Georgia Power Company
www.georgiapower.com
1-888-660-5890

Heritage Propane
www.heritagepropane.com
(706) 692-5811

Water and Sewer
Pickens County Water Department
www.pickenscountyga.gov
(706) 253-8718

Recycling
Pickens County Recycling and Waste
www.pickenscountyga.gov
(706) 253-8871

Cable Television
Directv
www.dishtv.directv.com
(706) 946-1177

EDUCATION
Public Schools
Pickens County Public Schools
www.pickenscountyschools.org
(706) 253-1700

HOSPITALS
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
www.piedmontmountainsidehospital.org
(706) 692-2441

All Emergencies
911

LIBRARIES
Sequoyah Regional Library System
www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org
(770) 479-3090

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