The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce696 First Ave. East Ellijay, GA 30540 You can contact them at 706-635-7400. The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce is active in supporting local business owners and promoting commerce and charity in Gilmer County, Ellijay, and East Ellijay. They offer social networking and education opportunities to businesses by hosting a monthly luncheon, business after hours gathering, and a monthly “lunch and learn” event. A large focus of the chamber is tourism. They help promote tourism with brochures and maps and by sponsoring events that attract visitors. If your Gilmer County business is not a member then please consider joining at the official Gilmer County Chamber website.
GILMER COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Gilmer County was cut out of Cherokee County in 1832. The area was home to the Cherokee Indians until the exit during “The Trail of Tears”. At least half of the county is protected from being developed because those parts are located in the Chatahoochee National Forest. The two cities in the county jurisdiction are Ellijay and East Ellijay.
People come from all around each year in October for the Georgia Apple Festival. It is estimated that more than 600,00 bushels of apples are produced in Gilmer County each year.
The county covers more than 426 square miles and the population is over 23,000.
County Board of Commissioners
1 Broad Street