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Gilmer County

Incorporated Date: 
December 3, 1832
Total Area: 
426.7 sq mi
Contact Information
1 Broad St.
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone Number: 
(706) 635-4361
Fax Number: 
(706) 635-4359

Gilmer County was part of the original Cherokee County, then divided to form Fannin, Dawson and Pickens counties. It is named for George Rockingham Gilmer, a state legislator, member of Congress and twice governor of Georgia. The county seat, Ellijay, grew on the site of a Cherokee village of the same name meaning "green earth."