This protein-packed morsel can be eaten raw, gently steamed, grilled, fried, baked, broiled and every way in between; Though the colder Atlantic waters of our northern neighbors often get the credit for being the nation’s oyster-eaters, there’s no place where oyster culture is more revered than right here at home.
Nancy Hill Morgan and Mary Alford Heard realized that defense of the town and their families was in their own hands, and they organized a militia of nearly 50 women from the county, naming themselves The Nancy Hart Militia after Georgian Revolutionary War spy Nancy Morgan Hart.
When the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette toured Georgia in 1825, he is said to have remarked that west Georgia’s beautiful landscape reminded him of his home in France, the Chateau de LaGrange. City founders paid homage to the Marquis and his home when they established the town of LaGrange three years later.
When Jack Frost comes nipping at your nose, make plans to bundle up in beautiful Ellijay, Georgia, where both forests and fireplaces beckon.This cold weather bucket list is sure to warm you up while you experience the winter wonderland that is Ellijay.
Savannah is known for being the first city of the Georgia colony, established by reformer James Oglethorpe in 1733 as a buffer between the wealthy Carolinas and wild Spanish Florida. Even today, Georgia’s oldest city is known for its luxuriously languid pace of life, stately architecture and romantic moss-draped oaks lining squares and avenues.
More than $91 million in private and public investment after four Mercer students presented their revitalization idea as their capstone project, the College Hill Corridor is now an oasis of urban renewal and all that comes with it. Creativity is a constant with live theater, festivals, urban hikes, a huge neighborhood Soap Box Derby, art house movies, free restored parks and green spaces, all within walking and biking distance of thriving restored neighborhoods.
Wellness getaways aren’t just for the jet set anymore. Only a 90-minute drive from Atlanta up I-575, Ellijay and Gilmer County, Georgia, embody a relaxing, total-wellness experience a million miles from all that wears you down.