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Blue Ridge, Georgia

Blue Ridge, Georgia

Blue Ridge, Georgia was incorporated on October 24, 1887 and is the county seat of Fannin County. The city is named for the southern reach of the Appalachian Mountain Range that stretches into Fannin County.

A number of events are held in Blue Ridge including the Arts in the Park Festival, a Labor Day Barbecue and a Mountain Harvest Sale at the Blue Ridge State Farmer’s Market.

Blue Ridge is the starting point of the excursion train, The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, at the Historic Train Depot and Red Caboose Visitors Center. More than 17,000 people visit Blue Ridge to ride the train and shop in all the antique and specialty stores.

Blue Ridge participates in the Better Hometown Program run by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This community development program is a public-private partnership intended to revitalize small communities with populations between 1,000 and 5,000. These cities have access to technical assistance and fiscal resources designed to stimulate downtown revitalization.

Attractions and Entertainment

Benton MacKay Trail – Beginning at Springer Mountain, the Benton MacKaye skirts the ridge of Bald Mountain with occasional scenic views on the trail or a short walk from the trail. It returns to the AT to share its path up Rich Mountain just after the Springer Mountain Day Use Parking Area.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway – The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a North Georgia train which departs from Blue Ridge, Georgia and travels through the mountains.
Wildwater Rafting – Whitewater Rafting on the Chattooga, Ocoee, Nantahala and Pigeon Rivers is offered by the Wildwater Rafting company. 

Lodging in Blue Ridge, Georgia – Hotels & Motels / Mountain Cabins

Hotels, Motels in Blue Ridge, Georgia – Review hotel photos, maps and amenities. Make hotel reservations. Multiple hotels and motels are listed in the Blue Ridge, GA area.

Community and News

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce – Blue Ridge area and Fannin County, Georgia local Chamber of Commerce official web site.
Fannin County Web Site – Information on Fannin County, The Blue Ridge Railway, Visitor Information, Calendars and more.

Government and Services

City of Blue Ridge – Blue Ridge, is the county seat of Fannin County. A number of events are held here, including the Arts in the Park Festival, held in the downtown area, and A Mountain Harvest Sale, held at the Blue Ridge State Farmer’s Market. 
Fannin County
 – Fannin County information from the Georgia government web site. Fannin’s county seat, Blue Ridge, is named for the southern reach of the Appalachian Mountain Range which stretches into the county.
Fannin County Schools – The Fannin County School System web site offers information on local schools in the Blue Ridge and FanninCounty area.

Health Services

Fannin Regional Hospital – Fannin RegionalHospital is a local hospital serving Blue Ridge and surrounding Fannin County, Georgia. Fannin RegionalHospital offers Cardiology, Dentistry, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Radiology and Urology

Industry and Professional

Blue Ridge Internet Marketing – Advertise your website in the Blue Ridge, Georgia area and to other cities in North Georgia. NortheastGa.com is the most economical North Georgia advertising for your web site. Got a website? Get more traffic today!

Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Companies

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Restaurants and Dining

Blue Ridge Mountain Bar-B-Q – Blue Ridge Mountain Bar-B-Q serves authentic southern Bar-B-Q. Slow hickory-smoked ribs, pork, beef and chicken and rich, thick Brunswick Stew.

Retail and Shopping

Mountain Valley Motors  Mountain Valley Motors sells new and used Chrysler, Plymouth, Jeep, and Dodge cars and trucks. Mountain Valley Motors is located in Blue Ridge, GA.