John Dillard settled in the area around what is now Dillard with his son, James Dillard, about 1823. James took title to 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land by purchasing the lottery rights of land holders in Rabun County. John Dillard served as a lieutenant in the Virginia Militia in the American Revolution where he was in the Battle of Guilford Court House and other battles. Both James and John were residents of Buncombe County, North Carolina prior to their settlement on lands now comprising Dillard, Georgia.Need to get away from the fast-paced stress of everyday life? Lose yourself in our small town. You’re invited to learn the secret of the City of Dillard. It’s something visitors learn quickly once they take the time to stroll through our quaint town—we may be small, but we have so much to offer. See for yourself what’s waiting for you on your next weekend away!

Perched atop the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Dillard is truly a nature lover’s playground. Black Rock Mountain State Park is only 3 ½ miles from downtown Dillard and we’re also a convenient 15-minute drive from the Appalachian Trail. Raft wild and scenic rivers, bike to a mountain’s peak or hike to breathtaking vistas – you’ll find it all and more near Dillard.   Checkout Rabun County’s Website to explore even more attractions!