Fannin County

Fannin County bordering Tennessee was created in 1854 from parts of Gilmer and Union counties. It was part of the original vast Cherokee County. The name honors Colonel James W. Fannin of Georgia who led about 350 volunteers to the Texas War for Independence, was captured and executed at the Battle of Goliad in 1836. Blue Ridge, the county seat, bears the name of its surrounding mountains. Those mountains had provided shelter for the last remnants of the Cherokee Nation before their forced removal to Oklahoma along the infamous "Trail of Tears." Some Cherokees evaded capture and remained deep in the forested mountains for generations.

Contact Information

Address 400 West Main Street, Suite 100, Blue Ridge GA 30513
Telephone 706.258.5103
Fax 706.632.2507

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Fannin County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 22618 (State Rank: 80)
Incorporated Millage Rage 5.16
Unincorporated Millage Rate 5.16
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 12.9
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 18.06
Total Unincorporated 18.06


County Officials