Cornelia Northeast Georgia Mountains

Cornelia is located along U.S. 441. Its 54-foot Chenocetah Tower in the 1930s was built for fire observation. The tower and its surroundings, including Russell Lake, are now part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Big Red Apple monument is downtown’ s centerpiece. Retro fans will love Fenders Diner and the Loudermilk Boarding House & Everything Elvis Museum.
  • Historic Cornelia Train Depot & Big Red Apple Statue

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  • Cornelia Summer Concert Series-Last Fridays May-July

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  • The Cornelia Community House

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  • Family Fun at Our Downtown Events

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  • Library Skate Park

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  • Big Red Apple Statue

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  • CIty Park Walking Trail View

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  • Ice Skating at Christmas in the Park

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  • Big Red Apple Festival Visitors

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  • City Park Walking Trail Entrance

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  • Cornelia Splash Park adjacent to the Historic Depot

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  • Snow Day at Club Canine

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  • Friday Night Flicks at the Depot

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  • Chenocetah Fire Tower

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  • Entertainment at the Big Red Apple Festival

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  • Ariel View of Downtown

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  • View at the Cornelia Depot

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Nestled in the foothills of the Northeast Georgia Mountains, there is a lot to offer visitors looking for a small historic town with plenty of charm. Cornelia is one of the stops along the U.S. 441 Heritage Highway. Visitors to downtown can shop, eat and enjoy the historic and scenic attractions. The city has a variety of unique dining experiences. Overlooking Cornelia is the 54-foot Chenocetah Tower built in the 1930s by the WPA and used until 1971 for fire observation on a seasonal basis. The Tower and its surroundings, including one of the largest stands of Rhododendron minor in the nation and Russell Lake Recreation Area are now part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The centerpiece of downtown is definitely the Big Red Apple monument, adjacent to the historic Railroad Depot. An extensive city park system offers a skate board park, splash pad at the Depot, walking trail at Cornelia City Park or the Club Canine dog park adjacent to the City Park.

Visitor Information Center

109 Grant Place
Cornelia, GA 30531

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Phone: 706-778-8585

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