Blairsville, the county seat of Union County, was incorporated on December 26,1835 and remains the sole incorporated community in the county.
As of the last census, the population of the city of Blairsville is 652.
As of the last census, the number of households in the city of Blairsville are 301.
Within the city of Blairsville there are 40 businesses.
Blairsville has a subtropical climate. Due to its elevation of 1,883 feet (574 m), typically records far lower temperatures at night than what is encountered in much of the Southeastern U.S.
Although the neighboring city of Dahlonega was known as the first site of gold in the United States, the Blairsville area was known to have the purest gold in the mountains.