Blairsville is a city in Union County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 652. The city is the county seat of Union County
|Nickname(s): City of Mountains|
|Motto: A Place for All Seasons|
Location in Union County and the state of Georgia
The town is named after Revolutionary War veteran James Blair. On 26 December 1835, the Georgia General Assembly designated Blairsville as the Union county seat (Ga. Laws 1835, p. 113). Although the neighboring city of Dahlonega, GA was known for the first site of gold in the United States, Blairsville and the surrounding area was known to have the purest gold in the mountains. Assayers in Washington, D. C. could tell by looking that gold ore was from the Coosa Mines because it was “the yellowest gold” submitted and its brilliant color set it apart.
In the late 18th century two families settled in the area: the Collins Family, and the Dyer Family. Many houses from the early 19th century still stand, or have been moved/or restored in another area of the county to help with preservation. Blairsville's town square is home to the original courthouse, several local businesses, the Seasons Inn Motel, and a local old diner called the "Hole In The Wall".
Butternut Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole mountainside public golf course located within the city limits.
Encompassing nearly two-thirds of the county, the Chattahoochee National Forest has winding trails that lead visitors through scenic mountains, rushing rivers, and cascading waterfalls. This is where you can step back in time with nature and walk where the Cherokee Indians' once lived.