Easygoing Blairsville sits deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest and North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is home to a slightly unorthodox rounded town 'square' which wraps itself around Blairsville's historic courthouse, dating to 1899. Like similar North Georgia mountain towns, the great outdoors plays big in Blairsville, the closest city to Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest mountain and its biggest draw. Blairsville is also close to Vogel State Park, Blood Mountain and a plethora of waterfalls, lakes, hiking and biking trails. While nearby Dahlonega was considered the first-known gold site in the USA, Blairsville's nuggets were said to be the purest of them all.