- September 15, 2020
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The Stephens County Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by .82 percent.
Stephens County, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Georgia, is known for its friendly people, progressive government, quality schools, ruggedness and scenic beauty. Among the most scenic areas of the county are the 900-foot-high Currahee Mountain, the last mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountain chain, and 186-foot-high Toccoa Falls. This area of Georgia was Originally inhabited by American Indians and the first non-Indians in the area were Revolutionary War veterans who settled here just after that war. The Cherokee Indians called these mountains Sah-ka-na'-ga - "The Great Blue Hills of God." Part of Currahee Mountain is included in the 750,000 acre Chattahoochee National Forest.
Stephens County was one of four counties created on the same day in August 1905. Its land was taken from Habersham and Franklin counties. The name honors Alexander Hamilton Stephens, who served one year as governor of Georgia before dying in 1882. Toccoa, the county seat, is a Cherokee word meaning "lovely water."
Curahee Muntain was made famous internationally by Steven Spielberg's World War II TV series Band of Brothers. During the war American paratroopers training at Camp Toccoa ran up and down Currahee as part of their training regimen. The name of the mountain became the motto for these paratroopers including the famous quote: "3 Miles up, 3 Miles down."