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Blue Ridge Area

Fannin County is located in the north central portion of Georgia.  Fannin County was founded in 1854 from lands taken from Gilmer and Union Counties.  It was named in honor of Col. James Walker Fannin, who fought in the Texas Revolution and died after the fall of the Alamo.  Fannin County has a total of 392 square miles of relaxation and opens the door to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the southern tip of the Appalachians.  With 42 percent of its land claimed by the Chattahoochee National Forest and Cohutta Wilderness it is an outdoor paradise. The elevation ranges with peaks between 1,790 feet in Blue Ridge and 4,151 feet on Cowpen Mountain.  The Appalachian Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail start at Springer Mountain and run northward across Fannin.  As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 23,682 people.

Fannin County is the Trout Capital of Georgia and is known worldwide for its fishing.  The Toccoa River is great for water sports including canoeing and fishing. The Toccoa river runs both above and below Lake Blue Ridge.  Lake Blue Ridge offers 3,290 acres of crystal clear water.  The lake and surrounding area offers campsites, several boat ramps, full service marina, public swimming and picnic areas.  The lake is 11 miles long and had 65 miles of shoreline.

Fannin County is home of the historical mountain towns of Blue Ridge and McCaysville.  The two cities are connected by the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.  Both cities are full of character and history, they offer shopping and fine dining in a small town setting.  There are a wide variety of activities in the area to attract both the young and the young at heart.

Being one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the state, Fannin County has the most gorgeous mountain scenery available, from the waterfalls to the river, each turn in the road brings new delights.  There is always something for everyone to do in Blue Ridge and the surrounding areas so make Fannin County the destination for your next mountain getaway and enjoy one of our cabins at Nevaeh Cabin Rentals.