About Blue Ridge


The Appalachian town of Blue Ridge, Georgia was incorporated in the fall of 1887 and currently is the seat of Fannin County. The town was named after the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, in which it sits. It is known for its many festivals and art shows that it hosts each year, including Arts in the Park, Mountain Harvest Sale, and the State Farmers Market. It is also a popular location for tourists to come visit to see the autumn leaves.

Blue Ridge is also home to the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad, which is one of the few remaining passenger trains left in the area. It draws passengers in from as far away as England and Australia, to ride its rails and see the foliage and Ocoee River, which flows from the Hiwassee River in Polk County.

Several antique shops call downtown Blue Ridge home as well. You never know what treasures you might stumble upon when browsing through the stores. Once you are done, you can go to the local ice cream shop or even catch a movie at the drive-in theater.

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