About Homes for Sale in Hall County, Georgia
Welcome to Hall County, Georgia
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Hall County is northeast Georgia’s center for banking, industry, health care, and culture. There are more than twenty arts-related organizations providing a variety of cultural opportunities, including the “Turning and Burning Pottery Festival” in Gillville and countless other cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. Its economy is growing, and the residents of Hall County enjoy access to water recreation on Lake Lanier, and a lovely, Southern small-town feel.
Created from ceded Indian lands in 1818, Hall County is named for Lyman Hall, one of the Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence. North of the county saw a mini gold rush in 1828, bringing new residents to the area. Once the gold rush passed, the area returned to a small-farm agricultural economy. Once railroads arrived in Hall County in 1871, this led to the creation of a textile industry by the turn of the century, and that dominated non-agricultural employment by the 1920s.
By mid-century, Hall County had become the center of the poultry industry in the state, due in no small part to Jesse Jewell, a feed-and-seed store owner who pioneered the large-scale growing and processing of poultry, and innovated the frozen chicken market. It is the location of major national poultry producers, including Pilgrim’s Pride, Gress Foods, and King’s Delight.
- Hall is a larger county, covering 429 square miles.
- Population as of 2015: 193,535.
- Gainesville is home to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, which employs approximately 5,200 people. It is the regions largest employer.
- Lake Lanier, which was created in 1956 by the completion of the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River, is a popular destination for camping, boating, and water sports.