Tucked in the Northwest Corner of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Walhalla is the County Seat for Oconee County. Walhalla is German for "Garden of the Gods"; Oconee is Cherokee for "Land Beside the Water". Established by German settlers in 1850, the 18,859 acres was purchased for $27,000. Walhalla was home to the Cherokee but they gave up their lands in treaties singed in 1777 and 1816. Walhalla is home to numerous hiking trails, waterfalls and is rich in history of American Indians, Germans, Scottish and Irish.
Walhalla is a rich, lush town backdropped by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, waterfalls and history.
by heelsX2 December 19, 2010