Bordering North Carolina, Towns County Georgia has been blessed with an abundance of environmental resources. Lush Forest are teaming with wildlife and sparkling streams abound throughout the county. With 106,240 acres in the county, 57,503 acres are part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. With an approximate population of 9319 residents in the whole county (according to the 2000 census).
Young Harris, the smaller community, of Towns County, is located in a scenic agricultural valley with many community parks to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Young Harris is also the home of Young Harris College, a private United Methodist-affiliated school, founded there in 1886. When the students are in session the community's population rises to around 655 residents.
One of many of the colleges contribution to the community is the Rollins planetarium, which is one of the largest in the state of Georgia. It houses a Spitz System 512 projector under a 40-foot-diameter dome and is capable of seating 111 people in comfortable reclined chairs. The planetarium is open to the public on Friday evenings at 8 PM. There is no admission charge.
From rustic cabins to executive estates, Towns County has something for everyone. Visit the enchanted Blue Ridge mountains and valleys of Young Harris, Georgia or check out Hiawassee Georgia in Towns county.
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Young Harris, GA 30582
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