I stumbled across Clarkesville on a detour off US 23. It's position just off the highway allows it to be pretty and unrushed, with a nice town square on top of a hill. This exhibit just behind the square shows an early cabin. The town seems to be quite prosperous, probably buoyed by retirees who enjoy the mountains. It offers quite a few restaurants to be explored.
Java Joe's is across from the theater in an attractive, old storefront. The interior offers comfy furniture and board games. After ordering my latte, I went up to the front to enjoy the view out the windows. The proprietor graciously brought me this huge mug of smooth coffee. I sat back, sipped, and enjoyed the beautiful afternoon.