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Big Canoe is located on the southwestern flank of Oglethorpe Mountain, which forms the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge is one of the classic mountain ranges of the world. Its southern part is composed of some of the oldest exposed rock on this planet ranging from 550 million to a billion years old.

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The residents of Big Canoe probably don’t know just how fortunate they are to have the physical facilities that they’ve grown accustom to in Big Canoe. Take Lake Petit for example. If the dam and the lake had to be constructed today, it would run into the millions. Did you know that when it …

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To be honest, I never would have created the Big Canoe Historical Society Facebook group if there had been any significant history written about Big Canoe. It concerned me that there was no organized effort in place to keep the history of our great community easily available and preserved. C…

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A little bit of everything was going on in Big Canoe in 1972. That was the year when it all began. There were construction workers, cranes, and trucks moving dirt and building one of the most unique communities in North Georgia.