“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Price Memorial Building

Price Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 21, 2007
1. Price Memorial Building Marker
Inscription. Erected here in 1837 was a U.S. Branch Mint which operated until seized by the Confederates in 1861. It produced gold coins estimated to exceed $6,000,000.00 in value. In 1871 the mint building and ten acres of land were transferred to the state for use as an agricultural college, largely through the efforts in Congress of Representative William Pierce Price, founder of North Georgia College and President of its Board of Trustees until his death in 1908. The mint building was destroyed by fire in 1878 and in the following year a second building was constructed on the old foundation walls. The new structure came to serve as the college administration building and in 1934 by action of the state Board of Regents was named the Price Memorial Building to honor the founder.

Leafing of the steeple with gold from the surrounding hills was sponsored by the Dahlonega Club to commemorate in 1973 the 100th anniversary of the college.
Erected 1973 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 093-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 31.827′ N, 83° 59.254′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County
Price Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 21, 2007
2. Price Memorial Building Marker
Looking north on Dahlonega Highway, Georgia Highways 9 and 52
. Marker is at the intersection of Dahlonega Highway (Georgia Route 9) and College Circle, on the right when traveling north on Dahlonega Highway. Click for map. The marker is at the entrance to North Georgia College and State University. Marker is in this post office area: Dahlonega GA 30533, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lumpkin Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Public Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Consolidated Gold Mines (approx. 0.8 miles away); Findley Ridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Calhoun Gold Mine (approx. 3 miles away); "Gold Diggers' Road" (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dahlonega.
Additional keywords. Mint
Categories. Antebellum South, USEducationGovernment
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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