Established in 1887, the town of Cornelia is tucked between Tiger and Tallulah Gorge. It was once at the crossroads of a stagecoach route known for its robberies. Baseball legend Ty Cobb, who was born in nearby Royston, retired in the town.
It’s home to the Big Red Apple Monument, the largest of its kind in the nation, that is celebrated with an annual festival at the old train depot. A number of restaurants are now located downtown, including a bakery and a brewpub.