Blairsville is a small city in Union County with a ton of history. It is located near one of the first gold sites in the United States, and it used to be known for having the purest gold in Appalachian Mountains. So if you’re looking to strike it rich, Blairsville might be just the place. But even if you’ve given up your dream of finding gold in those hills, this area has so much more to offer. Take a trip on the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway, walk down to Helton Creek Falls, or just gaze upon the highest peak in Georgia, Brasstown Bald.