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Young Harris, GA
Blairsville is located in Union County, only 20 minutes from Lake Chatuge. The lovely community boast annual events such as the Sorghum Festival. This is a remarkable event where area "Ole Timers" come together and showcase the fruits of their labors. Grown in their own fields, these locals raise their own sugar cane, cook their cane and make the um um good ole favorite, Sorghum. This is a syrup that is much sweeter than honey, similar to maple syrup, yet RICH in flavor. Many people, including our Web Master, cooks with fresh Sorghum, making pies, cakes and other pasteries. Blairsville is the county seat of Union County. With approximately 750 people living in town, Union County as a whole comprises a total of 21,000 people, who call Union County their home. Many of these people started out as part time residents, but later discovered the uniqueness of our community and chose to call Union County home. Our little community has all the needs of city life, less the traffic and pollution issues associated with living in a large city. Our locals find that if they need a fresh brew of coffee, they just run over to the local Java service station and get that caffeine hit. Some like the double latte's and some like it not so stiff. If you like a fresh donut, you can take your pick of either plain, jelly filled, chocolate or cream filled. The courthouse is on the Historical Registry, dating back to the late 1800's. This beautiful building is located on the square of downtown Blairsville. While driving through downtown, take a moment to walk around this beautiful building and you will see the craftsmanship these builders put into our iconic community.
Hayesville is a town in Clay County, North Carolina, The population was 297 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clay County. Hayesville occupies the site of the former Cherokee town of Quanassee, which lay along the Trading Path (also called the "Unicoi Turnpike"). The road led from Quanassee west to present-day Murphy, North Carolina, then over the Unicoi Range at Unicoi Gap and down to the Cherokee town of Great Tellico (today Tellico Plains, Tennessee) The town's present day name owes to Mr. George Hayes, who was running for representative from Cherokee County in the fall election of 1860. When campaigning in the southeastern end of the county he discovered that its residents wished to separate from Cherokee County and form their own county seat. Promising to introduce legislation to this effect won him most of the area's votes, swinging the election in his favor, and in February of 1861 the legislation was introduced and passed by the North Carolina General Assembly. The county seat was thus named in his honor, while the county itself was named in honor of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay. The town of Hayesville was incorporated on March 12, 1913. The first mayor of Hayesville was S.E. Hogsed.
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John C. Cambell Folk School
Hiawassee, the county seat of Towns County, incorporated on May 17, 1956. Hiawassee, a Cherokee word meaning "meadow", is the only incorporated municipality in the county. The city and its Hiawassee River have long been popular tourist areas. From the 1800s through the 1930s, wealthy families from the lowlands would "summer in the mountains" to escape the heat and the disease of more populated areas. The Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden is a Hiawassee attraction that features 2,000 rhododendron and azalea plants and wildflowers.
Murphy is the county seat and largest city of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. It is situated at the confluence of the Hiwassee and Valley Rivers. It is the westernmost county seat in the state of North Carolina, approximately 360 miles (580 km) from the state capital in Raleigh. The site of Murphy, along the Hiwassee River, was known to the Cherokee as Tlanusi-yi (the Leech Place), because of a legend about a giant leech named Tlanusi that lived in the river there. The Trading Path (later called the "Unicoi Turnpike") passed by the future site of Murphy, connecting the Cherokee lands east of the mountains with the "Overhill Towns" of Tennessee. The town was first called by the name of Huntington in 1835 when the first post office, operated by Col. H.R.S. Hunter was established. In 1836, during the Cherokee removal known as the Trail of Tears, the United States army built Fort Butler in what is today Murphy. Fort Butler acted as the main collection point for Cherokee east of the mountains. From Fort Butler the Cherokee were taken over the mountains on the Unicoi Turnpike to the main internment camps at Fort Cass (today Charleston, Tennessee). Today the Unicoi Turnpike is known as Joe Brown Highway. The Cherokee County Historical Museum located in Murphy provides information about the Trail of Tears. Cherokee County was formed in 1839 from a portion of Macon County but Murphy wasn't incorporated as the county seat until 1851. Murphy was once the terminus of the Murphy Branch rail line built in the late 19th century, although the branch now ends in Andrews since 1985. Murphy was the home of the once well-known crafts manufacturer Margaret Studios, which operated a nationwide chain of gift stores for its woodcraft products and housewares, such as lazy susans and gift trays. Folklorist John Jacob Niles based his well known Christmas song I Wonder As I Wander on a phrase he heard in a song sung by the young daughter of a group of traveling evangelicals in downtown Murphy on July 16, 1933.
Young Harris, GA
Young Harris, Georgia sits in the most enchanted valley in North Georgia. One of the most beautiful sites in the state is when you drive over the hill from Hiawassee and see the valley below. For years Young Harris was known only for Young Harris College, but in the past decade has gained fame as a relaxing golf and resort destination. Incorporated in 1895, Young Harris honors Judge Young Loftin Gerdine Harris. A mountain resort town, Young Harris is home to the college that shares its name.
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