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Mountain City

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Things to do: nature, museums
Mountain City is an incorporated town in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 829 at the 2000 census. The town straddles the Eastern Continental Divide in a deep gap in the Blue Ridge Mountain front. The gap allows U.S. Highway 441 to cross the range at an elevation of 2168 feet without the significant grade required by roadways at most other mountain passes along the Georgia Blue Ridge.GeographyMountain City is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles, of which, 1.8 square miles of it is land and 0.56% is water. Mountain City was home to Chet Atkins during his adolescence, as a result of a near fatal asthma attack that prompted him to leave his home in Tennessee and live with his father. It was during this time that his interest in music, especially guitar, was honed.Mountain City is also home to one of a sleep away camp, Camp Blue Ridge. Camp Blue Ridge is an activity oriented camp for adolescents, located in the Blue Ridge mountains. Campers attend Camp Blue Ridge during the summer months of June–August, and come from populated southern states, such as Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey and Georgia, but there have been a lot of campers from far away places, and various other countries. Camp Blue Ridge also operates as a retreat and special events venue site. They host school and corporate groups, churches and temples, special interest groups and they are the Georgia home of one of the biggest mud obstacle adventure races - Warrior Dash. Camp Blue Ridge has the ability to host both large and intimate music festivals.
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