Habersham County Courthouse in Clarkesville, Georgia

Demorest was founded in 1889 as a private endeavor of the Demorest Home, Mining & Improvement Company. It is named for William Jennings Demorest, an internationally known alcohol prohibition leader. A church bell honors his name and lifetime achievements. The city became a public entity in 1917. 

Proudly, Demorest is home to one of Georgia's longest-running Fourth of July festivals and parades, Piedmont College, the Johnny Mize Athletic Center and Museum, the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, the Arrendale Amphitheatre, and the Swanson Center for the Performing Arts.

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579 Georgia St.
Demorest, GA
Local: (706) 778-4202
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