Places of Interest


The City of Cornelia has a rich history that you can explore. We have museums such as the Telephone museum, Elvis museum, the lovely Train Depot with actual artifacts, the Community House, the Chenocetah Fire Tower and more.

If you want to shop or dine, Cornelia’s downtown has unique places for you! For your convenience, we also are the home of many retail chains.

Please take the time to visit a little bit of history in our charming city.
 The following link is a map of our Downtown Restaurants

Captain Wilbanks had to leave his wife Rosemary and children Tommy, Paula, John and Debbie to go to Vietnam in support of the 23rd Ranger Battalion. He was mortally wounded saving the 23rd Ranger Battalion from ambush on February 24, 1967.
The Chenocetah Fire Tower was built by Works Progress Administration and first dedicated on June 7, 1938.
Read about Lake Russell trails and get directions to the lake.
At the Loudermilk Boarding House and Elvis Museum you will find over 30,000 Elvis items.
A handsome stone and log structure built by the CCC in 1936 and listed on the National Register.
Find a list of services the Cornelia Library has to offer.
The Depot is a train lovers delight.

Ballard Center Regional Museums

353 Chattahoochee Street, Cornelia, GA, USA

The Standard Telephone Museum

Take a step back in time with our Standard Telephone Company and Historical Society Museum! We have amazing treasures that put Cornelia on the map during the dawn of the telecommunications age!

The Regional African American Museum of Northeast Georgia, Inc.

Take a look at the amazing artifacts on display at the Regional African American Museum. You’ll be able to see and learn the culture and heritage of the African Americans in North Georgia. This is a museum you don’t want to miss!

Currently closed due to COVID-19.

Call to make arrangements. We look forward to your visit!