Highlights from North Georgia

Road Trip to Helen

Long before the area was established, this was the center of Cherokee Indian culture with villages scattered throughout Nacoochee and what is now known as Helen valleys. The Unicoi Turnpike, which is now is Hwy. 17 / 75 and Gold Rush in 1828 brought thousands of miners to Dukes Creek, England Gold Mine and Hamby […]

Community Spotlight on Dahlonega

Dahlonega, Georgia is a charming town rich with history, art and adventure. Originally Dahlonega was known for the Cherokee word meaning “yellow money” and was the site of the first major U.S. Gold rush in 1828, 21 years before California’s rush and is home today to the artifact-rich Dahlonega Gold Museum.  Experience the rush of […]

Community Spotlight on Ellijay, in Gilmer County

The Apple of Georgia’s Eye Ellijay’s lowland valley lies between the high remote mountains and is located on the site of an original Indian settlement and means “new ground place”, a place that has been newly prepared for planting.  The combination of the mild temperatures and the rich soil of Gilmer County are ideal for […]

Road Trip To: Historic Habersham County; Cornelia & Nearby Lake Russell

Habersham County is celebrating it’s 200th anniversary of its founding. The Bicentennial will continue each month as the community shares stories and celebrates its rich history. Shown below are some of the Best Places to visit and enjoy the incredible historical sites. The Chenocetah Fire Tower is the last rock-constructed, working fire lookout tower in […]