Blairsville, Georgia is the county seat of Union County, in the Northeast Georgia mountains, and is the place to be for outdoor fun. Nearly two-thirds of Union County is in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It includes Georgia's highest point, Brasstown Bald (with a visitors' center at the summit), Vogel State Park (the oldest and most popular state park in Georgia), and the Richard Russell Scenic Byway. There are many exciting destinations in and around Blairsville, like Meeks Park, Butternut Creek Golf Course, Lake Nottely, Helton Creek Falls. The county recently completed construction on a multi-million dollar facility at Butternut Creek Golf Course which acts as a pro shop, grill, Chamber of Commerce, and a gorgeous reception area that can be rented for an type of event. It sits above the golf course and offers an incredible view. In 2011, Blairsville was designated as an official Appalachian Trail Community. This designation recognizes Blairsville for its part in promoting awareness of the Appalachian Trail as an important national and local resource. In 2007 Blairsville was recognized as a Georgia Better Hometown, largely due to the community volunteer efforts of the Downtown Development Authority of Blairsville. Blairsville has many dedicated individuals and organizations that work together to make the city a great place to live. Welcome to Blairsville, Georgia!