Habersham County, created in 1818 from Cherokee Indian lands, is named for President George Washington's postmaster general and mayor of Savannah, Major Joseph Habersham. Clarkesville, the county seat, is named for Georgia Governor John Clarke.

Clarksville is also the home of Habersham EMC, the cooperative which provides electric power to Paradise Valley Campground.

Tallulah Falls: Perched on the edge of the famous Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls is named for the six waterfalls flowing into the gorge. A hikerís paradise, Tallulah Falls is full of history and still boasts of old-style craftsmen and artisans who find their niche in this quaint rural town. Tallulah Gorge itself is 1,000-feet deep and two-miles long and was once known as the Niagara Falls of the South.† Water releases during Sept., Oct. and Nov. bring thousands of kayakers and visitors.†