Hiawassee is a town in and the county seat of Towns County, Georgia. The population was 880 at the 2010 census. Its name comes from the Cherokee word Ayuhwasi, which means meadow.

Settled about 1820, Hiawasee was designated seat of the newly formed Towns County in 1856. It was incorporated as a town in 1870 and as a city in 1916.

Hiawassee is located on the Hiwassee River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles, of which, 1.7 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles (21.86%) is water.

Hiawassee is approximately 2000 feet above sea level.

Here is a little more information about the area from the chamber of commerce website

Towns County, the 117th county formed in Georgia was created in 1856 from parts of Union and Rabun counties. It was named for George Washington Bonaparte Towns, who was the governor of Georgia from 1847 to 1851.

Young Harris was originally named Young Harris College in honor of Judge Young Loftin Gerdine Harris of Athens. It soon shortened to Young Harris, although there is still a Young Harris College located there.

Hiawassee is a Cherokee word meaning “meadow”. Chatuge Lake is located in the northern part of the county and reaches into North Carolina. It is a storage facility for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and is also a public preserve.

For a copy of the Hiawassee water quality report – click here.

 

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