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Towns County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
March 6, 1856
Population: 
11,042
Total Area: 
166.5 sq mi
Contact Information
48 River St., Suite B
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Phone Number: 
(706) 896-2276
Fax Number: 
(706) 896-4628

Towns County, its territory taken from Rabun and Union counties, lies in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Organized in 1856, the county honors George Washington Towns, Georgia governor from 1847 until 1851. Hiawassee, the county seat, borrows a Cherokee name meaning "meadow." Georgia's highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, overlooks Towns County, and the region's eastern border follows closely the Appalachian Trail as it weaves through lush forests from Fannin County to the State of Maine.