Mountain City, GA

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Mountain City is an incorporated town in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 829 at the 2000 census. The town straddles the Eastern Continental Divide in a deep gap in the Blue Ridge Mountain front. The gap allows U.S. Highway 441 to cross the range at an elevation of 2168 feet without the significant grade required by roadways at most other mountain passes along the Georgia Blue Ridge.
Mountain City is located at 34°55′3″N 83°23′6″W / 34.9175°N 83.385°W / 34.9175; -83.385 (34.917466, -83.384877).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.56% is water. Mountain City was home to Chet Atkins during his adolescence, as a result of a near fatal asthma attack that prompted him to leave his home in Tennessee and live with his father. It was during this time that his interest in music, especially guitar, was honed.