Donna Yates, Move 2 North A Visit to Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia Might Become a Permanent Stay

A Visit to Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia Might Become a Permanent Stay

 Hemptown Creek near McCaysville in Fannin County, North Georgia

is full of history.  This creek is just one of many creeks in Fannin County.  The creek's stone dam was destroyed in a flood that occurred about seventeen years ago.  A section of the stone wall still remains but the rest of the dam is gone, no longer stretching across the creek.  Big chunks of rocks that were left behind serve as a reminder of just how devastating the flood of 1990 was.  The property where the portion of the dam still stands has been privately owned since 1978.  It has become a landmark in Fannin County.  See the full story in our local newspaper written by Cynthia Maude:



 An archaeologist from USC (University of South Carolina) inspected some stones which were found to have Indian writing.  A larger stone was inscribed with an Indian face, headdress, bow and arrow, knife and several joined lines. A female headdress was inscribed on a smaller stone.  It is possible that the rock carvings were done just before or after the civil war.  The archaeologist ruled the stones historic but not prehistoric.

Fannin County is known for it's beauty with mountain ridges, valley settlements, creeks, Lake Blue Ridge and the winding Toccoa River from one end of  Fannin to the other flowing north into Tennessee which then becomes the Ocoee River. The average altitude is 1760 feet above sea level and Cowpen Ridge is higher than 4000 feet.  


 Fannin County is the ideal setting for full-time living, raising a family, retirement or a weekend get-away.  There is no rush hour here!  Our mountains have called a variety of diverse people to our area starting with the Cherokee Indians who first inhabited the land.  With Fannin County centrally located to Tennessee and North Carolina, visits to surrounding towns is very convenient.  Atlanta is only ninety minutes away making it very easy for second home buyers who can come up on the weekends and escape the big city madness.

Whether you are looking for vacant land along Hemptown Creek or any of our other beautiful creeks such as Fightingtown, or you want a log cabin in the woods, on the lake or a ridge.  The North Georgia Mountains is a place you can call home.  There's no place like home... a North Georgia Mountain home!  You dream it and I'll help you find it.

                                                                                     It's all about Lifestyle!

Donna Yates, Realtor with Mountain Investments of North Georgia in Blue Ridge.  Visit Donna's website: for great mountain properties for sale on Hemptown Creek, Fightingtown Creek, Lake Blue Ridge, Toccoa River and throughout the North Georgia Mountains, eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.  Donna will help you find your "mountain investment".




Donna Yates
Associate Broker, GRI
706-633-0644 Mobile
Serving North Georgia Mountains and Metro
Metro Brokers - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
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Comment balloon 8 commentsDonna Yates • September 03 2007 05:37PM


Donna, love the streams! Indian findings, beautiful countryside, all sounds very inviting!  Nice post!
Posted by David L. Britt, MBA (Platinum Realty, LLC) almost 12 years ago
Donna, it sounds like a great place! I love to read about local real estate, and you sure know yours    :)
Posted by Diane Velikis, Luzerne County Real Estate (Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate) almost 12 years ago
Donna, The pictures are lovely and it's so interesting about the history and the diversity there.  It looks so peaceful!  Thank you for sharing a wonderful little part of your world.
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 12 years ago

David: Thank you so much for your comment.  Maybe you can visit our area sometime.  I didn't mention that 42% of Fannin county is protected forestry land which makes it an even more popular draw. 

Diane:  Fannin county is one of those mountain places, where everyone knows your name or at least they know your face.  It's easy to learn the awesome history of this county because residents here are so friendly and love to share their interesting stories.  Thank you for your comment.

Carole:  Talk about peaceful.  I went out on my front porch this morning and the only sounds were nature.  It soothes the soul and calms the nerves!  Real Estate can be so kaotic but those quiet early mountain mornings and sunset evenings remind me what's really important at the end of the day.  Thank you for your comment.

Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago
Donna, Since I am in Charlottesville, I get a different view of the Blue Ridge! A funny story was when my sister came to visit she said they are not Blue.... a few days later the magic happened (you know what I mean) and she was shocked and said "Wow, they are Blue"
Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) almost 12 years ago
Charles:   They are most definitely blue!  Sometimes on those hazy days, it's hard to see.  People confuse Blue Ridge and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I'm not sure what you mean about a different view of the Blue Ridge but I know the Blue Ridge Parkway is an oustanding scenic drive.  And here in the town of Blue Ridge, we have the Appalachian Mountains surrounding the county and Lake Blue Ridge which is a beautiful sight with the blue water and the blue mountains as the back drop.  Thank you for your comment.
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago

Donna - How gorgeous!! I think you've inspired me to go rafting this month!! 

Posted by Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge (Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. ) almost 12 years ago
Tracy:  So many people were here rafting over the Labor Day weekend!  What a blast!  Our Toccoa River is gentle enough for kids but still give an exhilarating ride.  For those wanting something more daring, then the Ocoee whitewater just over the line in Tennessee.  (It's still the Toccoa but they call it Ocoee once it crosses the state line).  If you get to go rafting, I hope you have great fun and think of me! LOL  :-)  Thaks for your comment.
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago

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