Union County, GA Facts ( WHY MOVE HERE?)
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WELL.... RIGHT NOW ITS TRULY A BUYERS MARKETE AND YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THE DEALS OUT THERE.
ALSO, WATERFALLS, HIKING, FISHING, UNIQUE SHOPPING AND DINING, BOATING, A PERFECT CLIMATE, FRIENDLY COMMUNITY, AND SOOOOO MUCH MORE.
JUST READ SOME FACTS BELOW.
Information provided by Union County Chamber of Commerce
Union County: 19,000 (2002) estimate)
Union County Acreage, 204,736 (97,843 acres within Chattahoochee National Forest). WE ARE SURROUNDED BY FOREST SERVICE.
Lake Nottely - 4,180 acre body of water (Managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority).
Shoreline on Lake Nottely is 106 miles.
Union County had 10,001 housing units in 2000, with a home ownership rate of 82.3%,
well above the state average of 67.5%. In 2000, 401 housing units were authorized by
building permits. The county averages close to 500 new units a year.
County Elevation Range: 1,600-4,784 feet - Blairsville Elevation: 1,900 feet
Georgia's highest point, Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet, is in Union County. An observation platform offers a spectacular view of the surrounding Smoky Mountains.
High Temperature - July:84F; Low Temperature - January:25F; Annual Rainfall - 65 inches;
Annual Snowfall - 3 inches.
The Union County Public School System operates five schools and is the fiscal agent for the
Union County Head Start Program and Pre-Kindergarten Program.
400 certified and classified; 70% of the 210 certified staff hold advanced degrees; 26% have
Master's Degrees; 37% have Educational Specialist Degrees and 1% have Doctorate Degrees.
A new middle school building was completed in 1992 and a new $11 million High School opened in
2002. Woody Gap school was renovated in 2000.
All Union County schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and
by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
Please call the Union County Board of Education at (706) 745-2322 or
Last year's county-wide third-grade class finished first in the state in the Stanford Achievement Test
(reading and math), which compares student scores in third, fifth and eight grades to students
nationwide. Union County's children finished in a tie with third graders from Fayette County.
North Georgia Technical College, Blairsville,; Young Harris College (9 miles from Blairsville);
North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega (30 miles); Brenau University,
Gainesville (55 miles); Gainesville College (55 miles)
Union General Hospital (UGH), one of the top-rated rural hospitals in the state, and was named
Georgia Rural Hospital of the Year in 2001 and Small Hospital of the Year in 2000. Among the
wide range of services offered: chronic dialysis clinic, 147-bed nursing home, and a new cancer
Union General Hospital (706) 745-2111 or www.uniongeneralhospital.com; Union County Nursing
Home (706) 745-4948- the Nursing home is included in the Union County General Hospital website;
Cancer Treatment Center (706) 835-3030; and the Union County Dialysis Center (706) 835-1925.
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