Ellijay, Georgia; The Place of Many Waters

Ellijay, Georgia is a tiny town of less than two thousand people in a little over 2.5 square miles. It is halfway between Blue Ridge and Jasper, just 75 miles north of Atlanta. Originally Cherokee territory, Ellijay also takes its name from the Cherokee word Elatseyi meaning “many waters.” Ellijay is located near the confluence…

McMinn County; an Unexpected Industrial Mecca

McMinn County, Tennessee includes Athens, Niota, Englewood, Etowah, part of Sweetwater, and several unincorporated communities. It was created in 1819 and named after Joseph McMinn, a Revolutionary War commander and Tennessee Governor of six years. McMinn was also a decorated veteran of previous wars and served in the Tennessee Senate, as justice of the peace…