Map of North Georgia
Map of North Georgia
An annotated map of North Georgia highlighting some of the natural landmarks and roads that visiters tend to stop and take notice of. It may give you that thrill of discovery and perspective.
Coordinates: 34°38′32.09″N 83°34′22.79″W / 34.6422472°N 83.5729972°W / 34.6422472; -83.5729972 Northeast Georgia is a region of Georgia in the United States. The northern part is also in the north Georgia mountains, while the southern part (east of metro Atlanta) is still hilly but much flatter in topography. Northeast Georgia is also served by the Asheville/Spartanburg/Greenville/Anderson market (Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina).
Besides the Savannah River, and its tributaries the Tugaloo River and Chattooga River (which also form the state line), the other major rivers are the Chattahoochee River and it's tributary the Chestatee River, which are the headwaters for much of metro Atlanta's water supply, held in Lake Lanier by Buford Dam. The Oconee River also begins near Athens, and the Little Tennessee River flows north from Rabun county. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
North Georgia encompasses the north Georgia mountains (far northeast and northwest) region of the state and the Atlanta metropolitan area, although the term is often used to describe only the region north of the metro area, especially in newscasts from the Atlanta media market (which reach nearly all of the northern third of the state). To the south lies central Georgia, with upstate South Carolina to the east, western North Carolina to the northeast, East Tennessee to the north, and northeast Alabama to the west. Part of metropolitan Chattanooga extends into the far northwestern section of Georgia from Tennessee, while most of the rest of the region is tied to Atlanta-area mass media.
North Georgia is the northern hilly to mountainous region in the U.S. state of Georgia. At the time of the arrival of settlers from Europe, it was inhabited largely by the Cherokee. The counties of north Georgia were often scenes of important events in the history of Georgia. It was the site of many American Civil War battles, including the Battle of Lookout Mountain and the Battle of Chickamauga, leading up to the Atlanta Campaign. Today, particularly in the northeast portion of the region, tourism sustains the local economy. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)