Gainesville is the county seat of Hall County and was incorporated on November 30, 1821. The city was named for Virginia-born General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a hero of the War of 1812. Mule Camp Springs was Gainesville’s original name. Today, Gainesville, GA has an annual festival named after the city’s original name – Mule Camp Springs Festival.
Gainesville surrounds Lake Lanier which as a 540-mile shoreline and is a favorite recreational site with golf courses, a water park, horseback trails, campgrounds and overnight accommodations.
Attractions and Entertainment
Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau College - The Mission of the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University is to promote greater understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political history of the Northeast Georgia Mountains Region.
Lodging – Gainesville, Georgia / Hotels & Motels
Hotels, Motels in Gainesville, Georgia - Review hotel photos, maps and amenities. Make hotel reservations. Multiple hotels and motels are listed in the Gainesville, GA area.
Downtown Gainesville GA Square
Community and News
Central Baptist Church - Central Baptist Church is located on Main Street in the downtown area of Gainesville.
Corinth Baptist Church - Corinth Baptist Church is located in north Hall County.
First Baptist Church - The First Baptist Church is located on Green Street.
First Presbyterian Church - The First Presbyterian Church is located on Enota Drive, on the north side of town.
Free Chapel Worship Center - Free Chapel is located south of Gainesville.
Gainesville First United Methodist Church - The First Methodist Church is located in North Gainesville, just past the Thompson Bridge.
Grace Episcopal Church - Located near downtown Gainesville.
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce - The Hall County Chamber of Commerce serves Gainesville and Hall County.
Hall County Public Library - The Hall County Library is located in downtown Gainesville.
Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau - Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the Hall County area which borders the eastern shoreline of the beautiful Lake Lanier.
Lakewood Baptist Church - Lakewood Baptist Church is a local Baptist church located on Thompson Bridge Road, north of Gainesville.
Joey Nicholson Ministries - Joey Nicholson Ministries is a local music worship ministry serving churches, youth groups and outreach ministries.
News and Weather
Access North GA News - Access North GA, based in Gainesville, is a local web site with information, news and weather for the Northeast Georgia area.
The Gainesville Times - The Gainesville Times is Gainesville’s hometown newspaper covering news stories for Gainesville as well as other North Georgia cities.
Government and Services
Gainesville, Georgia – Official City Site
Georgia Power Company
Hall County, Georgia – Official County Site
Hall County Library
Hall County Sheriff’s Department
Gainesville City School System
Maranatha Christian Academy
Riverside Military Academy
Westminster Christian School
Laurelwood - Laurelwood is dedicated to providing the very best care for those suffering from a mental health or chemical dependency disorder. Laurelwood is the region’s largest private, not-for-profit, free-standing hospital dedicated to the treatment of mental health and chemical dependency disorders.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Northeast Georgia Medical Center is the local hospital in Gainesville, Georgia and serves the Northeast Georgia area. As a not-for-profit community health system, they are dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for the people of Northeast Georgia.
Industry and Professional
Gainesville Web Design - Gainesville Web Design offers website design and Internet marketing for clients in Gainesville, Clermont, Flowery Branch, Oakwood and other area surrounding Gainesville, GA.
Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Companies
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Restaurants and Dining
Longstreet Cafe - Longstreet Cafe is a “Buffet Style” Cafeteria/Restaurant located in the heart of Gainesville. Serving a wide variety of meals like the famous Longstreet Fried Chicken, fresh vegetables and delicious desserts. Longstreet Café can accommodate large groups easily and is known for their quick service.
Scott’s on the Square - Scott’s on the Square is a fine dining restaurant located on the square in downtown Gainesville, GA.
Retail and Shopping
Hardy Chevrolet - Hardy Chevrolet is your local Chevrolet dealer offering new and used Chevy cars and trucks to Gainesville and Northeast Georgia.
Main Street Gainesville - Mains Street Gainesville is a downtown retail business association highlighting Gainesville shops and restaurants on the square in Gainesville, Georgia.