Named for George Rockingham Gilmer, Gilmer County consists of 431 square miles of Appalachian beauty. With a population of 28,292 (2010 Census) our county preserves its rural identity without sacrificing the growth needed to thrive in modern times.
Ellijay is the "Apple Capitol of Georgia" and home to the annual Georgia Apple Festival.
Gilmer County is home to "the big poplar." This tree represents the state record yellow popular and can be accessed via the Bear Creek Trail.
The Appalachian Trail begins in Gilmer County at Springer Mountain.
The Gilmer County Charter Schools System consists of 7 schools:
1 K-1 primary
1 2-4 elementary
1 K-4 elementary
1 5-6 middle
1 7-8 middle
1 9-12 high Mountain Innovation Program (6-12).
Gilmer County Charter Schools, 134 Industrial Blvd, Ellijay, GA 30540 -- 706-276-5000 -- 706-276-5005 (Fax)