In 1833 in North Murray County, Georgia, a stagecoach stop called “Pleasant Valley” was established. Around 1872, the Pleasant Valley Academy was organized. Upon completion of the railroad in 1906, the Town was renamed “Eton” in honor of Eton College in England and its excellent academic reputation. Despite the name change and the Incorporation in 1909, Eton, Georgia continues to be the home of Pleasant Valley living.
As Gatekeepers for the Appalachian Mountains, expect breath-taking views of the mountains and countryside in Eton. Enjoy the hiking trails, trout streams and wildlife at the Cohutta National Wilderness, the State of Georgia’s second largest wilderness area. Plan a fun camping trip to Grassy Mountain which hosts the highest elevation lake in the State of Georgia, Lake Conasauga. Be just a short drive from Chattanooga and Atlanta and just a few hours away from Georgia’s Atlantic coast.
Eton is a great place to visit, live, or work. Of course, there are several things you’ll have to live without in a small town like Eton: Smog, crime, the rush, and the high cost of living. Contact us or stop by and visit us. We’ll look forward to serving you!