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ABOUT LAKE BURTON
Lake Burton is a 2,775 acre reservoir with 62 miles of shoreline located in the Northeastern corner of Georgia in Rabun County. It is the largest of Georgia Power’s north Georgia lakes.
Burton is the first lake in a six-lake series called the Tallulah River Watershed that follows the original course of the Tallulah River. The chain begins with Lake Burton as the northernmost lake followed by Seed Lake, Lake Rabun, Lake Tallulah, Lake Tugalo, and Lake Yonah.
Gold was found in White County in the late 1820’s on the Nacoochee River, then known as Duke’s Creek, touching off the Great Gold Rush of that century. Gold mining operations are still found today along the banks of the Town and Tesnatee Creeks in western White County.
Today, White County abounds with growth in business and industry. The application of new and emerging technologies allows the community to keep pace with the ever changing world. As you visit with us, we hope that you will see that White County has much to offer the young and young at heart, the laid-back and the adventurous spirit, the urbanite and the country traveler.