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

Hawg Wild BBQ & Catfish House

Serving Northeast Georgia as a place where anyone can enjoy a unique menu that shows our LOVE of a great Southern Tradition… BBQ & Catfish!!

Hiawassee, GA
625 US Hwy 76

Clarkesville, GA
515 Grant St


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

Northeast Georgia Art Tours

2019 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour – November 8, 9, 10
Habersham, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White Counties GA & Clay County NC. Follow the “ART ZONE” signs for participating locations. Demonstrating artists on site!

Habersham Chamber

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the natural beauty of the area and our distinct four seasons attract many tourists.



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