Cornelia is a city in Habersham County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,160 at the 2010 census, up from 3,674 at the 2000 census. It is home to one of the world's largest apple sculptures, which is displayed on top of an obelisk-shaped monument. Cornelia was the retirement home of baseball legend Ty Cobb who was born nearby, and was a base of operation for production of the 1956 Disney film The Great Locomotive Chase that was filmed along the Tallulah Falls Railway that ran from Cornelia northward along the rim of Tallulah Gorge to Franklin, North Carolina.
Cornelia is located in southern Habersham County and is bordered to the east by Mount Airy and to the southwest by Baldwin.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which , or 1.06%, are water.
Cornelia was originally called "Blaine", and under the latter name had its start in the early 1870s when th