Mount Airy Georgia – Clean Air Clear Mountains

Mount Airy Georgia – Clean Air Clear Mountains

Mount Airy Georgia
The city off Mount Airy Georgia was established in 1874 when a train station was built on the line that ran from New Orleans to New York. The community was named for its elevation of 1,545 feet. In the 1920’s as train travel began to decrease and the main hotel in the city burning down tourism began to decline. Mount Airy has a population of 1,600 people there are more chickens then people in the City of Mount Airy Georgia, thought for local residents that comes as no surprise as most cities in Northeast Georgia can say the same. Subdivisions around here all prohibit residents from raising chickens so that they do not turn their back yard into chicken farms though I am sure if you were just keeping a chicken or two no one would really get upset. The prohibition is actually against all animals other then pets but calls out chickens and goats in particular mostly because you can keep them in a smaller space.

Chicken Farm
Just one of our local chicken farms. The majority of the chicken farms in the county are owned and operated by Fieldale Farms. Fieldale Farms is a family business, still owned by its founders, but has grown to become one of the largest independent poultry producers in the world.

Some goats guarding the driveway of another chicken farm location. Rumor has it that the family became wealthy during prohibition and then put their money into chicken farming.

Corn field
Many people living in the community grow at least some of their own food. There is a local farmers market where some farmers bring their produce to sell while others sell or giveaway extras to family and friends who do not have the ability to grow their own.

Horse Pasture across the street from the high school
Mount Airy Georgia is the home of Habersham Central High School which services the entire county. It is also home to the Habersham Ninth Grade Academy. Both schools are located right across the street from a cow and horse pasture.

Making Hay
Sometimes fields left untended are not untended at all they are just in the process of growing hay.

The geese
I had to include this picture of Geese taking a walk down the road. The picture was taken in Habersham County just not Mount Airy. I wonder if there are Geese at Lake Russell which is located here in Mount Airy just down the road from us actually. I took a drive down the road that said it lead to the Lake but it was getting dark and the road was much longer then I thought so the first time I could turn around I did. I will go back during the day and take pictures at the Lake.

Run down Barn
Habersham County where Mount Airy Georgia is located was created in 1818 from Indian treaty lands. Habersham is Georgia’s 43rd county was named for Major Joseph Habersham, who fought in the Revolutionary War, was Mayor of Savannah, served in Congress and was President George Washington’s Postmaster General.

Now you know a little bit about our town.

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  1. Beautiful pictures! I remember reading books like Little House on the Prairie when I was younger and being so fascinated with the sustainable lifestyle. Your photos just made me take a deep breath and relax 🙂
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  2. Vlad & Barkly's Dee says

    Beautiful photos and wonderful narration! We were close to there a couple of years ago in Dahlonega–from Nashville area. We saw a lot of chicken coops on the way to Dahlonega as well. We had the windows rolled down, and we smelled those chicken coops too. My nose knows the reasoning behind why subdivisions don’t allow keeping them!

  3. Hi, were from Atlanta. I didn’t know y’all were somewhat local. We live in Atlanta, and my brother came from Rosebud, Ga.
    Sally Ann and Andy

  4. Very interesting and looks quaint. How are the girls adjusting? Did they see those geese?
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  5. Great photos – love all the animals and the corn!!!
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  6. For some reason, my favorite is the ducks.
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  7. I’m going to have to add this to my ‘places to visit’ list!

  8. Oh we love quaint little towns…they are so rich in history and beauty. Your photos are lovely. We especially like the old barn!
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  9. Looks like a beautiful and serene area. Our Virginia county recently changed the ordinances to allow people living in subdivisions to have chickens. I’m sure there has to be some kind of limit on how many an individual can have. I want a nice rooster.
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  10. Beautiful pictures! I’m jealous – I’m currently living in the city, but spent most of my life in a very small, rural town. I very much looking forward to being able to leave the city someday.
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  11. What an adorable town. 🙂 I especially love the chickens and geese. Pretty sure I’ve driven past or through Mt. Airy on my way from Duluth to Fontana. Such beautiful country. I miss it.
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  12. Beautiful countryside scenes. My kind of place. I like the goats. Don’t know why, but I’ve always thought goats were cute.
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  13. Thanks for stopping by, I just pinned the photo of the barn to my WW Pinterest Board which was tweeted out!! Have a great week!
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  14. Two French Bulldogs says

    So interesting. We never heard of that town
    Benny & Lily

  15. What a rich history… and all before Washington was even a state! I love that old barn shot. I have always had a soft spot for old barns. I did a photo essay of them in high school photography class (talk about ancient history…)
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