INOLA: What’s in a name
The mountains of North Georgia were once the home of the Cherokee People
We honor that heritage.
Our Village is named INOLA Blue Ridge, meaning Black Fox in Cherokee. It is also the name of the Cherokee Chief whose name was spelled in many forms, Inola-Enola-Inoli- E’Nola. He was Chief from 1801 until his death in 1811. Black Fox was born about 1746. Inola was the “Beloved Man” of Ustanali, a Native American settlement. The community of Inola, Oklahoma was named for him.
This land was part of the Cherokee nation. INOLA’s developer Rick Skelton ancestors, on his mother’s side of his family, bought land for their family farm nearby from Chief Inola’s representative in the early 1800s. There is a deep tie to the land and its rich heritage here at INOLA.Learn More about the Village