McCaysville, Georgia

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McCaysville is a city in Fannin County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,071 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

McCaysville is located at 34°58′54″N 84°22′13″W / 34.98167°N 84.37028°W / 34.98167; -84.37028 (34.981534, -84.370293)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.07%) is water.

McCaysville is along the border between northwest Georgia and southeast Tennessee, along with its twin city of Copperhill, Tennessee. The two are situated as a single town along a river, known as the Toccoa River in Georgia, and the Ocoee River in Tennessee. The change occurs in the middle of town at the state line, which runs diagonally relative to the street grid, which is aligned with the river rather than the border. The boundary also means that the McCaysville side is in area code 706, while the Copperhill side is in area code 423. The main street through town is Georgia 5 and Tennessee 68.

In 1990, a massive flood struck the towns in the dark morning hours of February 16.

Climate

McCaysville's weather is temperate due to its elevation and location in the southern Appalachians. Summers are warm with average highs in the middle 80s and lows in the lower 60s. Winters are cool with average highs in the 40s and average lows in the 20s. Rainfall is abundant with the yearly average approaching 67 inches and occurring on 127 days. Snowfall usually occurs on several occasions during the winter months and can range from a light dusting to the occasional significant storm. The most significant snow storm to hit the area occurred March 12 - 14, 1993 when the area received approxmiately 40 inches in what eastern seaboard residents often refer to as "the storm of the century". The average first frost occurs in mid-October with the average last frost occurring in late April.

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