The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep

Content byDennis Lynn

Dennis is a partner here at North Georgia Mountains Online. He also owns and operates a marketing / consulting company - Inbound Solutions Group. He is married to Terri and they live smack dab in the middle of the mountains in Blairsville.

December 26, 2020

Sitting under the 200-year-old Oak tree, in the shadows of the old house, you Sip A Manhattan as the Appalachian mountains bring in the cool winds. at 1800’ feet altitude in the historic downtown everything seems simpler, a reminder of times past.  The chatter of patrons, cocktails being shaken at the sleek bar & trumpets of classic New Orleans jazz transforms your mood into something cool, something smooth. The scent of refined, local ingredients crash into your senses as if each dish has been prepared just for you. A feeling of belonging comes over you. You know where you are, you’ve made it to your Destination….. Welcome to Our Home, Welcome to the Black Sheep!

The historic Butt House (circa 1914) was built by Colonel William Butt, one time alderman and Mayor of Blue Ridge, Attorney, and member of the Georgia Legislature.

Colonel William Butt and his wife, Fanny Butt, were prominent and beloved members of the community. They frequently held social gatherings in their home. Notable friend Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With The Wind, visited the home on several occasions. Fanny Butt hosted a tea in the home to honor Mrs. Mitchell and all those invited dressed in Gone With The Wind costumes.

The Butt home was one of the first homes in Fannin County to have indoor plumbing, most of the windows and marble steps are original. The home has been given a gentle facelift to restore it to its original glory.


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