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Welcome to the official website for the City of Hartwell, Georgia. Hartwell is home of Lake Hartwell and located in Northeast Georgia on the Georgia South Carolina border an hour and a half north of the Atlanta, GA area and an hour south of Greenville, SC off I-85.

Want to tell your civic leaders what your community should be like in 20-30 years?  Want to tell them which issues you feel are most important?
Here’s your chance!
The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC) is assisting with the update of the City of Hartwell Comprehensive Plan, the State required document that helps shape and coordinate local work programs for the community.  This planning process is designed to ensure that major projects and policies for the community are developed with public input, ensuring a level of coordination between local and State level interests. 
As part of this process there is a brief online survey asking people to give their thoughts on select issues and priorities for the city.  This survey will be accessible through December 11, 2020 and is open to anyone with a vested interest in the area.  Anyone wishing to participate should visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G73YRZN.  (This link will also be made available on the beginning November 9th.)
Additional forums inviting public input are planned for later in November, December, and January, and will be announced as they are scheduled.  A copy of the current plan be found on the “Comprehensive Plan” page of the City’s web site. (http://hartwell-ga.info/comprehensive-plan.htm)
Any questions about the public involvement process can contact Adam Hazell at the GMRC as listed below.
Adam Hazell, AICP
Planning Director
Georgia Mountains Regional Commission
770-538-2617 – Office
678-571-3644 – Mobile


The City of Hartwell is currently seeking applicants for employment! Please see Employment page in the left menu bar for available positions. 

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Incorporated as a town February 26, 1856, the City of Hartwell is the county seat of Hart County. The city was named for Nancy Hart, a heroine of the Revolutionary War who served as spy and captured a group of Tories who threatened her home. Hartwell's population is 4,200 hard working good hearted folks. Lake Hartwell contains 55,900 acres of water and has 962 miles of shoreline. The number of visitors to Lake Hartwell has increased regularly from about 750,000 in 1962 to 9.6 million during 2000. This ranked Hartwell third of the ten most popular Corps projects in the nation.

Downtown Hartwell

Hartwell, GA is full of historic sites and areas. While visiting our community experience our southern hospitality while enjoying shopping and antiquing opportunities, great golf, boating and fishing and food fixed right.

Seasonal festivals in Hartwell, GA include Dancin' on Depot, ARTS in hARTwell Festival, Antique Boat Festival, Annual Lake Hartwell Dam Run, and the Spring Fever Regatta and many more.

Located on historic Depot Street, the Hart County Community Theatre offers performances throughout the year. The Art CenterHartwell located on the square has monthly viewings of local art. Visit Bluegrass Express while in Hartwell, GA to hear the house band playing with national known performers every Saturday night.

Cateechee Golf Club an 18 hole semi-private Audubon Signature Course with a club house and conference center offers members and guest a serene escape from Lake Hartwell. Hartwell Golf Club, Inc., located just 1.5 miles from downtown Hartwell, Georgia offers the best golf value in the state of Georgia, situated in a beautiful casual country atmosphere located in the rolling foothills of north Georgia near Hartwell Lake, providing an ideal climate suitable for year round golf.

Visit us for a weekend, or come make your home here. You are cordially invited!




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