1411 Fuller Circle
Young Harris, GA 30582
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Bordering North Carolina, Towns County has been blessed with an abundance of environmental resources. Lush Forest are teaming with wildlife and sparkling streams abound throughout the county. With 106,240 acres in the county, 57,503 acres are part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. With an approximate population of 9319 residents in the whole county (according to the 2000 census), the largest concentration is in Hiawassee with 637. Unless you include when the students are in session at the Young Harris College which rises that community's population to around 655 residents.
Hiawassee is the county seat and the larger of the two communities. It is a scenic town surrounded by the mountains of Georgia and North Carolina while overlooking the 7000 acre sapphire-blue waters of Lake Chatuge. With a 128 miles of shoreline this pristine lake is ideal for fishing, swimming, boating and camping. Hiawassee shares the shores of Lake Chatuge with neighboring Hayesville, North Carolina.
Young Harris, the smaller community is located in a scenic agricultural valley with many community parks to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Young Harris is also the home of Young Harris College, a private United Methodist-affiliated school, founded there in 1886. One of many of the colleges contribution to the community is the Rollins planetarium, which is one of the largest in the state of Georgia. It houses a Spitz System 512 projector under a 40-foot-diameter dome and is capable of seating 111 people in comfortable reclined chairs. The planetarium is open to the public on Friday evenings at 8 PM. There is no admission charge.
From rustic cabins to executive estates, Towns County has something for everyone. Visit the enchanted mountains and valleys of Young Harris,and Hiawassee Georgia.