Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,619 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Gilmer County. Ellijay lies where two rivers, the Ellijay and the Cartecay, come together to form the Coosawattee River. The city holds an annual Apple Festival">http://www. georgiaapplefestival. org) in October, and Gilmer County is known as the 'Apple Capital of Georgia'.