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City of Clarkesville

IncorporatedNovember 26, 1823
Address210 E. Water Street
Clarkesville, Georgia 30523
Phone(706) 754-4216
Fax(706) 754-9316

Clarkesville was incorporated as a village and made the Habersham County seat November 26, 1823. The city was named in honor of General John C. Clark, the son of the revolutionary hero and governor of Georgia, Elijah Clarke.

One of the State parks, Moccasin Creek Park, is located in Clarkesville. Moccasin Creek is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and provides camping, boating, fishing and hiking to visitors.

Landmarks in the Clarkesville include Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church and the De Soto monumnet across from the Courthouse. This monument describes how De Soto passed through Habersham County on his travels.

North Georgia Technical Institute has a campus in Clarkesville. The campus is a member of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education.

According to 2000 Census, the City of Clarkesville had a population of 1,248 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 8.4%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.