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Historical & Arts Council Museum - housed in the Old County Jail, constructed in 1912 and used as a jail until 1972, the Museum displays pictures of life as it was in the old days, school house artifacts, a collection of farm equipment and Indian artifacts from a local excavation. The museum, dedicated to Dr. John Killian, a turn of the century doctor houses a replica of his office and many of his medical implements.

Old Clay County Courthouse - in Hayesville, was built in 1888 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lake Chatuge – with 130 miles of shoreline this lake is magnificently framed by the nearby Tusquitee Mountains and the “Great Blue Hills of God," as the Cherokee called the Blue Ridge Mountains. The dam is 144 feet high, and the lake supports water sports and recreation. Fishing is good with more than 32 species in the lake. Nearby,

Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area is situated on a pine-wooded peninsula complete with hiking trails.