HISTORY & HERITAGE
IT"S PURE GOLD
Lumpkin County was created on Dec. 3, 1832. The town of Dahlonega's heritage includes the Cherokee Nation and our Nation's first gold rush and gold mining. The founding of Georgia's first Agricultural College now the University of North Georgia and Georgia's Military College, and the rich history of Lumpkin's people and their County Seat of Dahlonega - a National Registered Historic and preserved Main Street City.
With the gold steeple of Price Memorial Hall erected on the site of the former U.S. Branch Mint and watching over the old college campus, downtown Dahlonega square, and Mount Hope Cemetery, the notable Dahlonega building is one example of the late 1800's architecture and stands tall as one of three gold-topped buildings in Georgia along with Savannah's City Hall and the Georgia State Capitol dome in Atlanta - all gilded with Dahlonega gold.
Local heritage attractions and festivities present local pride and traditions. Native American, Gold mining, Military, family history and spooky tales provide the wealth of fun for taking in local heritage