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Welcome                                                                           Welcome

                                  TO WHITE COUNTY, GEORGIA

        T         he mountains are calling, and   Helen (Population 574)       Sautee Nacoochee (Population 279)

                                           The quintessential destination began as a
                                                                               Between Cleveland and Helen in the rolling
                  you won’t want to miss this
                                           dream of three local businessmen in the late
                  call. White County – Georgia’s
                                                                               foothills of the North Georgia Mountains,
                                           1960s. Since then, Helen’s Bavarian-themed
                                                                               the unincorporated village of Sautee
                  gateway to the Appalachian
                  Mountains – offers award-
                                           popular attractions in North Georgia, drawing
        winning education, a strong business climate,   alpine village has become one of the most   Nacoochee is a place where you can
                                                                               experience a simpler time, a deep-rooted
        and an abundance of outdoor and cultural   nearly 2 million visitors annually.   community, and pristine nature.
        adventures not found anywhere else. All this
        and more make White County your gateway   Lively celebrations, superb dining, diverse   The small village of fewer than 300
        to a better life. We’re delighted to show   shopping, family activities and, of course,   people offers a wide range of recreational
        you what living in our unspoiled natural   tubing down the Chattahoochee River, are   opportunities, including hiking trails, fly
                                           hallmarks of Helen, but it also is rich with
        playground is all about.                                               fishing, and horseback riding. The area is
                                           history. The area has been home to Cherokee
                                           tribes, early frontier pioneers, gold miners   also home to the Sautee Nacoochee Indian
        Cleveland (Population 3,920)       panning for wealth during the first U.S. gold   Mound, one of the most photographed sites
        Cleveland, the county seat, was named for   rush in the 1830s, and lumberjacks on the   in Georgia, and features the picturesque
        Gen. Benjamin Cleveland, a settler and   forefront of timber operations.   Yonah Mountain in the background.
        veteran of the War of 1812. Nearly 4,000
        residents now call Cleveland home.
        The heart of the city beats in the town square,
        crowned by the historic courthouse-turned-
        museum, which was built in 1859-1860.
        Residents and visitors today enjoy a variety of
        restaurants, cafes, and one-of-a-kind shopping
        from antiques to boutiques.

        Outside the town square, you will find
        award-winning schools, Truett-McConnell
        University, diverse and affordable housing
        with mountain views, and special attractions,
        including BabyLand General Hospital®, the
        whimsical birthplace of the original Cabbage                               Tubing the Chattahoochee
        Patch Kids®.
        White County Community Guide | 706-865-5356 |
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