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Blairsville

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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.HistoryThe 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 was known as the first site of gold in the United States, the Blairsville 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 the Collins family and the Dyer family settled in the area.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".GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1sqmi, all land.ClimateBlairsville has a humid subtropical climate, yet due to its elevation of 1883ft, typically records far lower temperatures at night than what is encountered in much of the Southeastern U.S., and has slightly higher precipitation totals (56in annually) than most locations in the state; the average diurnal temperature variation exceeds in each of the spring and autumn months. Snow usually occurs several times every year. The average annual snowfall is 4 inches. The monthly daily mean temperature ranges from 36.8°F in January to 73.3°F in July. There are 7.6 days of 90°F highs and 4.6 days where the high fails to rise above freezing annually.
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Brasstown Bald ©
Mountain
Brasstown Bald
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Vogel State Park ©
State Park
Vogel State Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Meeks Park ©
Park
Meeks Park
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Blairsville

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Bryson City
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Waterfall
Anna Ruby Falls Helen
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Mercier Orchards ©
Farm
Mercier Orchards Blue Ridge
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cades Cove ©
Wildlife Area
Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains National Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Blairsville

Helton Creek Falls ©
Waterfall
Helton Creek Falls
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Desoto Falls ©
Waterfall
Desoto Falls
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Drive for You Winery Tours ©
Wine Tour / Tasting
Drive for You Winery Tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Sunrise Grocery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sunrise Grocery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Blairsville

Sundance Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sundance Gallery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Sleepy Hollow Enterprises ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sleepy Hollow Enterprises
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Union County Farmers Market ©
Flea Market
Union County Farmers Market
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Grandaddy's Mimm's Moonshine ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Grandaddy's Mimm's Moonshine
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Blairsville

Misty Mountain Model Railroad
Specialty Museum
Misty Mountain Model Railroad
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Pappys Trading Post ©
Specialty Museum
Pappys Trading Post
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Blairsville

Odom Springs Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
Odom Springs Vineyards
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm ©
Farm
Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Ducktown
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Dry Falls ©
Waterfall
Dry Falls Highlands
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Zipline
Zipline Bryson City
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

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