Copperhill Historic District

Located on Hwy 68 where it meets Georgia State Road 60 and Hwy 5. Copperhill shares the stateline with McCaysville, Georgia. In fact a blue line is painted through the middle of the two towns and right up the sides and over buildings. This is the turn-around point for the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

Antique shops and fine restaurants abound. Such a small place, yet for your international eating experience you can find diner food, British pub meals, Mexican fare, Chinese food, Bar-b-que and good ol' home cooking. Of course there is ice cream too! Antique shoppers and collectors won't be disappointed by the number of beautiful stores and flea-market hounds will be in browsers-heaven.

In 1843, a gold prospector working on Potato Creek discovered rock he thought was gold.  It turned out to be red copper oxide, and the copper deposit was one of the largest in the world. Prospectors, land speculators, and engineers poured in the are from around the globe.  By 1860, 1,000 miners, smelters, laborers and supervisors worked in the Ducktown, (Copper) Basin.  Worker villages and historic mine structures can be found in Dukctown, Copperhill and Isabella. A restored section of the Old Copper Road is located at the Ocoee Whitewater Center.

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Latitude: 34.988396 Longitude: -84.37044 Elevation: 1468 ft
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