White County is nestled in the mountains of Northeast Georgia approximately 85 miles from Atlanta. The history of the city of Helen can be traced to 1828 when gold was discovered at Duke's Creek. Helen became the logging camp and was virtually stripped of all timber. The fate of Helen changed when a group of local businessmen decided they wanted their town to be more than a broken down lumber town. With the help of local artist, John Kollock, a plan was devised to transform it into an Alpine village complete with Bavarian shops, cobblestone allies, and rust-roofed chalets.
White County has much to offer its residents, as well as visitors, including backpacking, golf, trout fishing in mountain streams, horseback riding, tubing, wonderful restraurants, and exquisite shops.