Explore Helen & Sautee Nacoochee


283 GA Hwy. 255 N.
Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571-4011


Take a driving tour or tour White County from the comfort of where you are with this free, downloadable phone app.

The Heart and Heritage of the Northeast Georgia mountains are revealed through a free mobile phone app.

Visitors, families, and students in Northeast Georgia can discover historic and culturally significant sites throughout White County using a free mobile phone app.

“The Heart and Heritage of the Northeast Georgia Mountains” provides maps, directions using your location, and an audio guide to key points of interest. It covers landmarks and landforms ranging from the 19th-century county courthouse in Cleveland to the ancient trail that became the Unicoi Turnpike. Information about folk potters and pottery shops and collections are identified by the app as well as picturesque “view-sheds” sought out by plein air artists. Further links provide a wealth of additional information for the curious traveler. Guidelines for inclusion in the app are based on the National Register of Historic Sites parameters.

“The Heart and Heritage of the Northeast Georgia Mountains” is free and available to download from app stores in iPhone and Android versions. No phone? A 6-panel, full-color brochure of the Landmarks & Sites tour is available at hotels and tourist offices across the region, or at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, the starting point for all tours.

These tours reveal both ancient and modern stories of Sautee Nacoochee. Two millennia of Native American life were followed by two centuries of rapid change – people growing food, mining gold, lumbering forests, enduring slavery, the Civil War, reviving agricultural wealth, weathering the Great Depression and more war, and lately, developing tourism. Railroads, automobiles, electricity, telephones, and tourism have changed life in these mountains, but what has not changed is the deep sense of community that treasures its people and the rich, beautiful land.

Get the app: https://https://www.snca.org/explore-Helen-GA/intro.html

The project was funded in part through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, an application sponsored by Georgia Mountain Regional Commission. Local funding was provided by the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association in cooperation with the Sautee Nacoochee History Museum, a SNC committee, with matching funding from the Lumsden/History Museum Fund, and White County Board of Commissioners, Travis Turner, Chair.

The app and brochure were produced by the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which is located on an 8.5-acre campus at 283 Highway 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571. Two gallery shops, the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and a local history museum are open seven days a week except certain holidays. Offices are open business hours Monday to Friday. Check at www.snca.org for more information on hours and special events. 706-878-3300.

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