Hartwell is......at full pool!!
Come on up and check out our Lake and the wonderful happenings in Hart!
We invite you to come and have fun in Hartwell , Georgia. Located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains on beautiful Lake Hartwell, Hart County is outlined by its natural riches. Conveniently located between Atlanta and Greenville, Hartwell provides a little bit for everyone. The town is full of lively southern hospitality, cultural resources, and an overwhelming historic spirit! For a weekend of relaxing, shopping downtown, water sports, or dinner on the town we have it all here!
Hart County was named after Nancy Hart, a local Revolutionary War heroine. It is the only county in Georgia named for a woman. She was born around 1747 Nancy Ann Morgan and later married Benjamin Hart. They obtained a 400-acre grant 25 miles southeast of Hartwell in 1771 and built a log cabin home.
Hart County has approximately 25,000 residents, and we enjoy a quality of life that is second to none. Hart County has an ideal climate with an average annual temperature of 74°. The average summer temperature is 89°, and the winter average is 57°, with an average rainfall of about 49 inches a year. Interstate 85 bisects Lake Hartwell , making the area and all of its opportunities for water sports and outdoor recreation easily accessible to visitors.
Our community enjoys 222 miles of Lake Hartwell shoreline. It appeals to the weekend vacationer, boaters of all kinds, and the weekend angler. Go for a walk along the Hartwell Dam, swim one of our designated beach areas, or picnicking with your family and friends in one of the many public recreation locations surrounding the lake. Lake Hartwell is the third largest man-made lake in the Eastern United States, bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah River. Lake Hartwell comprises nearly 56,000 acres of water with a shoreline of 962 miles.
Downtown Hartwell has lovely historic homes and a charming shopping area. Shop our friendly merchants, who offer something for all ages, experience a variety of dining locations, and attend our many craft shows. Downtown has easily accessible parking, which allows for a great view, and a one stop shop experience for visitors.
Hart County citizens enjoy a wonderful balance derived from the tourism on beautiful Lake Hartwell, agriculture, and vibrant commercial and industrial growth. Hart County is a truly global community, with a small-town feel. Visit beautiful Hartwell and we're sure " You'll Never Want to Leave!"