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Looking for land for sale in the picturesque North Georgia Mountains? Ellijay might be the right place purchase a lot to build a new getaway or home.

The Gilmer Country seat, Ellijay is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where the Ellijay and Cartecay Rivers join to form the Coosawattee River.

Experience Southern Charm
Only an hour drive from Atlanta, Ellijay’s small-town feel and historic ambience make it a charming retreat. The city is home to unique art galleries, antiques and boutique shops. For those who love the outdoors, Ellijay provides plenty to do including, golfing, hiking, whitewater rafting and biking.

Ellijay – The “Apple Capital” of GA
Known as the “Apple Capital” of Georgia, Ellijay hosts the annual apple festival each October which features a parade, antique car show, hundreds of vendors selling handmade and hand-crafted goods and on-site craft demonstrations.

Ellijay History

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“Ellijay” is believed to come from the Indian word meaning “many waters” or “new ground.” Some claim that the origin of the word is from the name of an Indian chief. Ellijay was once inhabited by the Cherokee Indians, serving as a village and trade center. Settlers began to inhabit the city in the 1830’s. The city began to expand rapidly after the construction of a railroad and railroad bridge over the Cartecay River was completed in 1884. By the 1920’s, Ellijay was shipping apples outside of Gilmer County. Today the city is a popular tourist destination known for its quaint downtown square, mountain scenery and unique shops.