Good Government

Stephens County is governed by a board of commissioners elected every four years. These men and women are dedicated to provide an open, honest, transparent and fiscally-responsible government while providing quality services for the residents and businesses who call Stephens County home.

The Great Outdoors

Stephens County is a virtual oasis for those who love adventure. Hiking trails, ATV trails, rivers, creeks and beautiful Lake Hartwell provide experiences of every kind for those who love fresh air and the great outdoors.

Scenic Beauty

Tucked into the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Stephens County is known for its 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.
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Transparency is important and we are happy to provide residents with key information. Financial documents are viewable by the public without having any credentials or needing to log in. Just click the link below to go to our financial documents page.


The 2020 Proposed County Budget is available for review. The Stephens County Commissioners provide budget information to county taxpayers, residents and the general public. Click below to view.


Anyone wishing to speak at a Commission meeting must fill out a Meeting Appearance Form and turn into the County Clerk no later than the Friday prior to the next regularly scheduled Commission meeting. Click to download.


Click below to use our events calendar to keep up with what is going on in Stephens County government. All meetings and court schedules are posted along with other important dates. Click below to view.


New Feature for Staying Informed
  • April 17, 2019
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Stay Informed is a free, subscription-based service designed to keep you informed of the latest happenings in Stephens County, GA. Whenever you see the Stay Informed icon, you can subscribe to get content updates delivered via email or RSS feed.

New Website Launches
  • April 17, 2019
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The Stephens County Commissioners are pleased to announce the completion of the county's modernized and updated website. This site is optimized for use on mobile devices and will automatically adjust to the screen on which it is being viewed.

Welcome to
Stephens County, Georgia

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."

in History

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."


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