Welcome to the City's Official Web Site

Welcome to the City of Demorest where our vision is "six scores history, six plans future."

Demorest was founded in 1889 as a private endeavor of the Demorest Home, Mining & Improvement Company. It is named for William Jennings Demorest, an internationally known alcohol prohibition leader. A church bell honors his name and lifetime achievements. The city became a public entity in 1917.

Demographic information confirms a population of about 2000, the City's water system serving 60% of Habersham County, and elevation is 1345 above sea level.

Proudly, Demorest is home to Georgia's longest running Fourth of July festival and parade, Piedmont College, the Johnny Mize Athletic Center and Museum, the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, the Arrendale Amphitheatre, the Swanson Center for the Performing Arts and a welcoming, friendly citizenry.

As the web site serves to welcome you and. to be a functionally economic civic tool for our citizens, we hope you'll find Demorest hospitable and welcoming.

Malcolm Hunnicutt, Mayor