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McCaysville, chartered in 1904, is located on the Georgia-Tennessee state line adjacent to Copperhill, Tennessee, its twin city. You can actually have one foot in Georgia and one foot in Tennessee when you cross the Blue Line marking the place where the states meet. Toccoa Avenue (Georgia) turns into Ocoee Street (Tennessee) while the Toccoa River becomes the Ocoee River under an old iron bridge built in 1911 and still standing. Actually, Copperhill was originally called McCays and McCaysville was Hawkinsville!! H.T. McCay bought a farm on the Copperhill side of the river and Aaron Matthews bought a farm on the other side. They built a ferry where the old river bridge is now. Discovery of copper occurred in 1843 in an area now known as Ducktown. By 1847, it is recorded that 90 cakes of ore were transported over poor trails to the railroad at Dalton. In the spring of 1899 the Tennessee Copper Company began smelting works near McCays and the town grew rapidly. Grading for the company railroad began and a shaft was sunk for the Burra Burra Mine in Ducktown. Learn more about the mining history of the Copper Basin at the Burra Burra Mine historic mine site in Ducktown. Today, mining has ended and the towns of McCaysville and Copperhill rely more on tourism. The 1996 Olympic Games increased tourism in the area when the Ocoee Whitewater Center was built for the Olympic kayak competition. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has increased tourism in the area, and today Toccoa-Ocoee Street is lined with antique and specialty shops, art galleries and eateries.

 

Shopping in the Copper Basin



Antiques & Gifts

Christmas is Here!
111 Ocoee Street, Corner of Grande Avenue, Copperhill, TN - 423-496-1166

Year-round Christmas retail store and Santa Claus Workshop. Unique ornaments, hand-carved wooden Santas, many items by American artists, hand-hewn wooden bowls and kitchen utensils, year-round gifts and cards. Located in the Courtyard Studios at the Maloof Building.

Copperhill Outfitters
108 Ocoee Street, Suite A, Copperhill, TN - 423-548-4453

Outdoor recreation gear, accessories, apparel and gifts. Watches, knives, and maps. Home of the Copper Basin's only souvenir pressed-penny machine!

Dixie Discount
Blue Ridge Drive & Tennessee Avenue, McCaysville, GA

Novelties, T-Shirts, Flags, Souvenirs, hats, sunglasses, boiled peanuts.

French Biddy Antiques & Collectables
108 Blue Ridge Drive, (Inside Woodland Express) McCaysville, GA   706-492-9683

Antiques, Collectables, Linens. "I will buy your old stuff!" Call 706-492-9683.

From Russia with Love
117 Ocoee Street, Suite A, Copperhill, TN ( Next door to Tallent Drugs ) - 423-496-3835

Gifts and Collectables. Large variety of Russian Nesting Dolls, Lacquered Boxes and Christmas Ornaments font size="3">

I Walked the Line
108 Ocoee Street, Suite B, Copperhill, TN

Take a pictoral tour of the 1990 flood, and the mining days of old! Featuring souvenirs of the "Blue Line" that divides Copperhill and McCaysville. T-Shirts, Hats, glasses, trains, toys and other railroad-related items.

McCaysville Public Market and Cafe
14 Toccoa Avenue, McCaysville - 706-492-5541

Featuring the $6 Box Car Lunch and outdoor picnic area for diners. Regional Souvenirs, T-shirts, new and used collectibles, decor and more in this indoor/outdoor marketplace. Daily specials for riders of car #2929 on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad. Credit cards accepted. Public Restrooms.

Nature's Collectables
6 Toccoa Avenue (corner of Toccoa Ave and Blue Ridge Drive), McCaysville,GA - 706-492-9860

Handcrafted Antler Chandeliers; Rustic Furniture; Mounted Deer, Elk & Moose; Lamps; Tables; Handcrafted Custom Knives; Gifts & Collectables.Fresh Fudge.
Closed Wednesdays.

New 'N' Again
117 Bridge Street,McCaysville, GA - 706-492-4537

Antiques and Collectibles. Large selection of furniture. Apparel.

Roger & Patricia Shay
Booth 11, inside Woodland Express, 108 Blue Ridge Drive (across from Appalachian Community Bank) McCaysville, GA

Vintage Magazines, Silver and Insulators.

Stateline Village
Highway 64, NC/TN Stateline, Ducktown - 423-496-5006

A unique Country Store - Gifts, Souvenirs, Antiques, Beer, Fireworks, Hobby Shop & Mini-Storage. Large selection of Copper Jewelry. Hours - Winter: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 8 pm; Summer: Monday - Saturday 9am - 9 pm.

Wildwood Creations
100 Blue Ridge Drive, River's Crossing Mall, McCaysville, GA - 706-964-6371

Rustic Craft Items, Woodburned items, small pieces of Rustic Furniture

Woodland Express
108 Blue Ridge Drive (across from Appalachian Community Bank) McCaysville, GA - 706-964-6531

Collectibles, Antiques, Gifts, Crafts. New and Used Furniture.


Books

Burning Bush Bible Bookstore
34 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville - 706-492-4253
Serving the public with bible related products including Bibles,books, gifts, music, t-shirts, cards, Church and Sunday School Suplies. Special Orders welcome. Credit Cards Accepted. Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Discount Books and Things
64 Toccoa Avenue, Suite B (across from the train platform) McCaysville
Used Paperback and Hard Cover Books-categorized, alphabetized and sanitized. Bring a paperback and get another for 1/2 off our sale price. Large selection of childrens books. Also assorted new and old collecibles, Video Tapes.


Clothing & Apparel

Mountain Chic Boutique
108 Blue Ridge Drive, (Inside Woodland Express) McCaysville, GA - 706-964-6531
"Why pay retail?" Browse a large selection of Upscale and Designer womens clothing, shoes and bags at bargain prices. Booths #25 and 26 inside Woodland Express.


Drug Stores


Kimsey Pharmacy
125 Fivepoints Drive, Ducktown 37326 - 423-496-5831


Tallent Drug
116 West Ocoee Street, Copperhill - 423-496-5241
Small town full - service pharmacy with complete prescription drug service, Cards, Souvenirs & Gifts, Cosmetics, Vitamins & Herbs, Photo Finishing. Serving the Copper Basin for over 75 years, specializing in good service & a friendly atmosphere. Open 7 days a week.


McCaysville Drug Center
131 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville - 706-492-4126
Prescriptions, Photo Finishing, Fax Service & UPS Shipping, Diabetic Supplies, Medicare Supplies, Gifts, Fragrances, Vitamins & Herbs. Hours: M-F 9-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5.


Fireworks


Cougar Fireworks dot KaBoom
140 Cougar Drive, Copperhill ( off Hwy 68 between Copperhill & Ducktown) - 423-496-2600
Largest selection of 200 and 500 gram, multi shot, reloadable artillery shells and rockets.


Furniture


Woodland Express
108 Blue Ridge Drive (across from Appalachian Community Bank) McCaysville, GA - 706-964-6531
New and Used Furniture, Gifts, Collectibles, Antiques and Crafts.


Groceries

Hometown IGA Foods
23 Toccoa Avenue, McCaysville - 706-492-3222
Retail Grocer.


Jewelry

Karen's Silver Boutique
Inside Courtyard Studios, 111 Ocoee Street, at Grande Avenue, Copperhill - 706-633-7454
Large selection of Sterling Silver Jewelry, Handbags and Sunglasses. Like to host a Silver Party? Call to book one today.


Outdoor Recreation Supplies

Copperhill Outfitters
108 Ocoee Street, Suite A, Copperhill, TN - 423-548-4453
Dedicated to the outdoor needs of the area! Hiking and Backpacking gear, Kayaks, Fly Fishing Equipment, accessories, apparel and gifts. A complete line of dehydrated food for hikers. Tents, sleeping Bags, backpacks and much more!
Planning a hike? Stop by and ask the expert staff for hiking recommendations, or check their website for detailed area hiking information.

Ocoee Outfitters
70 West Tennessee Ave, McCaysville, GA (Inside Mantles of Yesteryear)  706-492-4647
Your one stop source for kayaks and accessories. Featuring Emotion Kayaks. Visit their shop or check their website for a complete line of kayaks, kayak seats, paddles, leashes, racks and PFDs(personal flotation devices)


Rocks & Minerals

Copperhill Rock and Mineral
113 Ocoee Street, Copperhill - 423-496-5122
The area's largest rock shop! Providing tools, materials and specimens for collectors of all ages.


Tobacco Products

Deal's Tobacco and Novelty Shop
Blue Ridge Drive (Across from Appalachian Community Bank) McCaysville, GA
Cigarettes, Cigars, Lighters, Novelty Items


 

 

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