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Blue Ridge Essential Info

Overview

Blue Ridge is a small resort town located in the Georgia's Northeast High Country. It is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Trail.

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Best Time To Go

Mar-Oct

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56 °F

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Fun Facts

  1. Blue Ridge was founded in 1886 as a result of the arrival of the Marietta and North Georgia Railroad.
  2. The town of Blue Ridge is a railroad town, with the historic depot at its center. It is where you can enjoy a four-hour railway excursion along the beautiful Toccoa River from Blue Ridge to McCaysville.
  3. In the early years, there were five hotels and several boarding houses in downtown Blue Ridge, and the town was promoted as the "Switzerland of the South."
  4. Col. Mike McKinney founded the town of Blue Ridge in 1886.
  5. Mark Wlllis, an American country music artist, grew up in Blue Ridge.

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