Clarkesville, GA

Clarkesville, GA2019-09-03T12:05:57-05:00

Founded in 1818, Clarkesville resides in Habersham County and is one of the earliest settled towns in Northeast Georgia. Many communities in the mountains give off that small, hometown feel, but this city emits a unique rural character.

In its beginnings, Clarkesville became one of the first major resort towns; it was inhabited by wealthy families wanting to escape the coastal, summer heat. Originally dominated by hotels for tourists, the downtown area has since transformed into a hub of quaint shops, art galleries, local restaurants and historical sites like Habersham Iron Works Manufacturing, the Victorian-era Mauldin House and the 1842 Grace Calvary Episcopal Church.

Additionally, people flock to the town’s annual festivals and events such as the Mountain Laurel Festival in the summer and the Taste of Clarkesville Festival in the fall. Explore Clarkesville to experience Southern hospitality at its finest!

Hotels & Cabins


The Attic

Reader’s choice Award 2014, BEST FINE DINING in Habersham County! A casual, friendly atmosphere, excellent service, & healthy portions of wonderful food.

1344 Washington Street


Soque Artworks

Offering the work of over 100 artists in over 25 different media ranging from pottery, folk art, wood carvings, painting and photography … to jewelry, gourd work, fiber art, turned and flat wood works, and metal crafts.

1440 Washington Street

Things To Do

Clarkesville Lanes

A great place for serious bowlers or the whole family. Featuring Cosmic Bowling on Fri & Sat nights and dining anytime at the Grant Street Grill.

583 Grant St

Clarkesville Events