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Welcome to Blue Ridge ...

The city of Blue Ridge is located in Fannin County<1> and is the County Seat for Fannin County.

A typical abbreviation for Blue Ridge: Blue Rdg. (or less commonly used: Blue Rdge. or Blue Ridg.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blue Ridge has a population of 1,452 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Blue Ridge.

Blue Ridge is 1,710 feet [521 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Blue Ridge lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Blue Ridge: (706) and (762)<4>

The ZIP code for Blue Ridge: 30513<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blue Ridge had an population of 1,452 people. This is an increase of 12.56% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blue Ridge had a population of 1,290 people (which is 5.45% of the total population of Fannin County). This makes Blue Ridge the county's most populous community.

The population of Blue Ridge represents 0.01% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 268th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blue Ridge.

Adding Blue Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blue Ridge in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Blue Ridge was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Blue Ridge on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Blue Ridge on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Blue Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Blue Ridge - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blue Ridge.

Communities near Blue Ridge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blue Ridge.

  • Rolston [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolston
    • Rolston [Gilmer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Blue Ridge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolston
  • Canal Lake [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Lake
    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Blue Ridge
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canal Lake
  • Northcutt [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northcutt
    • Northcutt [Gilmer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Blue Ridge
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 16,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northcutt have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northcutt
  • Pantertown [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantertown
    • Pantertown [Fannin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Blue Ridge
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantertown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cutcane [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutcane
      • Cutcane [Fannin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Blue Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutcane have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutcane
    • Belltown Hill [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown Hill
      • Belltown Hill [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Blue Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown Hill
    • Ellijay [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellijay
      • Ellijay [Gilmer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Blue Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellijay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellijay<8>
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Blue Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hemp [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemp
      • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Blue Ridge
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
    • McCaysville [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCaysville
      • McCaysville [Fannin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Blue Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCaysville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCaysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCaysville<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blue Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blue Ridge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blue Ridge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blue Ridge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Ridge. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Blue Ridge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue Ridge ...

Looking for more information about Blue Ridge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Blue Ridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blue Ridge.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Fannin County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Ridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Fannin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blue Ridge.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Blue Ridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blue Ridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Ridge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue RidgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8647, Longitude: -84.3239    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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