Stephens County is defined by its unbeatable charm, its rich history, its beautiful scenery, its variety of activities and events, its progressive and welcoming attitude and the friendly people who call it home. And visitors are always welcome!
Stephens County offers something for everyone, from outdoorsmen and athletes to history buffs and music and art lovers with activities for all ages throughout the year.
Almost one-sixth of the county is comprised of national forest and wildlife preserve lands and it offers a bounty of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, bicycling and rugged ATV four-wheeling.
The area is also rich in Cherokee Indian history, having served as the center of the Cherokee Nation during the mid-1700s. Stories, legends and Indian lore from the past generate interest and stir the imagination. In addition, there are numerous historical resources that tell much about the early history of Northeast Georgia. One of the most interesting of these is Traveler's Rest, the former 19th-century inn and plantation home of Devereaux Jarrett, now a state historic site.
For all its laidback Southern charm, Stephens County also also finds satisfaction in cultural pursuits with numerous cultural events scheduled throughout the year. A number of local organizations share their love of music, theatre and art in a variety of interesting and entertaining ways.