Attractions Near Habersham County, Georgia

Chenocetah Tower - Cornelia GA

Chenocetah Mountain was named for the Indian word meaning "see all around."

The 54-foot Chenocetah Tower was built in the 1930s during a Federal work program to ease the effects of the depression. Overlooking the area from an elevation of 1,830 feet, the tower includes a wooden observation room reached by a metal spiral staircase.  Until 1971, the Tower was used for fire observation on a seasonal basis.

In June 1984, Chenocetah Tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Tower and its surroundings, including one of the largest stands of Rhododendron minor in the nation, is now part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Georgia Forestry Commission reactivated the Tower in 1986, and it serves today as the only stone fire tower in the state.

The U.S. Forestry service opens the tower to visitors one day a year during the "Big Red Apple Festival." The city of Cornelia provides hayrides to the tower during daylight hours. Guests may climb to the top of the tower for a panoramic view.    1-800 835-2559 

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