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Morganton Georgia

The town of Morganton was founded in 1853 as Fannin County's county seat and remained so till 1895 when the county seat was moved to its new home in the newly created town of Blue Ridge. The purpose of moving the county seat was to accommodate the county's growth that would be coming by rail, making Blue Ridge the new founded center of county commerce.

Naturally the citizens of Morganton were displeased that the rail line didn't pass through their community. Although, it was the skilled surveyors and the railroad line developers that decided that it wasn't economically feasible to bring the railroad through Morganton. The rail grade through today's town of Blue Ridge was more ideal for their purpose.

Morganton Point BeachThough disappointed Morganton finally got a piece of the action when Lake Blue Ridge was developed along the town's very edge, bringing water recreation, swimming, hiking and camping to the former county seat. Morganton Point Recreation Area overlooking the sky blue waters of Lake Blue Ridge offers 37 campsites, 13 picnic tables and a shelter with access to swimming, fishing and a boat launch.

Even with this added development Morganton has remained a quiet sleepy little town that hasn't changed much in the last century, a simple wholesome town amongst humble folks.

 

 

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When you are visiting the Blue Ridge - Smoky Mountains, a stop by the Highlander Gallery is well worth your time. The Highlander Gallery represents some of the finest artists in the mountains.  With a large assortment of Fine Art Photography and Fine Crafts as well.

Here are a sampling of the artists you will find....Anthony Abreu • John Mac Kah • Ruthanne Kah • Michael Bedoian • Keith Moore • Juanita Greenspan • Mike Lalone • Robert Levin • Tonya Fowler • Jason Fowler • Jo Kilmer • Les Smith • Chuck Waldroup • Joe Waldroup • Billy Reynolds • Bob Crisp • Thomas Payne • Sarah Long Dauchez • January Tiberius • Frances McCord • Neal Hearn • Nanci Leigh • Rita Poole • Clive Poole • Richard Cranford

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