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Ellijay, Georgia

Ellijay, Georgia

Incorporated on December 20, 1834, Ellijay is the county seat of Gilmer County. Ellijay was the site of an Indian village and bears an Indian name meaning “earth green there”. Cherokee Indians lived in this area until their removal in 1838 to Oklahoma. The Ellijay and Cartecay Rivers join together within the city limits to form the Coosawattee River.

Ellijay, GA - MapNicknamed “Georgia’s Apple Capital”, Ellijay hosts the annual Georgia Apple Festival held in October. Apple Orchard Alley features many of the county’s apple orchards along the valley.

The majority of the buildings in the downtown district are one and two story brick structures from the mid-nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century.

Attractions and Entertainment

Georgia Apple Festival – Over 300 vendors display their handcrafted goods at the Ellijay Georgia Apple Festival. Other attractions include a parade, on site demonstrations and an antique car show.

Lodging – Ellijay, Georgia Hotels & Motels / Mountain Cabin Rentals

Hotels, Motels in Ellijay, Georgia – Review Ellijay area hotel and motel photos, maps and amenities. Make hotel reservations. Multiple hotels and motels are listed in the Ellijay and North Georgia Mountains area.

Community and News

Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce – The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce is home to Georgia’s Apple Capital, which produces over 600,000 bushels of apples each year. The Chamber of Commerce is located off Hwy. 515, the Zell Miller Parkway, in East Ellijay Georgia.

Government and Services

Health Services

North Georgia Medical Center and Gilmer Nursing Home

Industry and Professional


Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Companies

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Restaurants and Dining


Retail and Shopping

Cartecay River Bike Shop – Cartecay Bike Shop is a full-service bicycle shop located in the North Georgia mountains. With over 45 years of experience, Cartecay offers advise on bikes, repair & maintenance, rentals, accessories, group rides, bike fit or bike trail advice.