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Near Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Auraria

 
 
Auraria Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2008
1. Auraria Marker
Inscription. Auraria, (Gold), in 1832 the scene of Georgia’s first gold rush, was named by John C. Calhoun, owner of a nearby mine worked by Calhoun slaves. Auraria and Dahlonega were the two real gold towns in the U.S. before 1849. Between 1829 and 1839 about $20,000,000 in gold was mined in Georgia’s Cherokee country.

From Auraria in 1858 the “Russell boys”, led by Green Russell, went west and established another Auraria near the mouth of Cherry Creek that later became Denver, Colo. Green Russell uncovered a fabulous lode called Russell Gulch near which was built Central City, Colo., “richest square mile on earth.”
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 093-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 28.467′ N, 84° 1.427′ W. Marker is near Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is at the intersection of Auraria Road (Georgia Route 9) and Castleberry Bridge Road, on the left when traveling north on Auraria Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dawsonville GA 30534, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured
Old building in Auraria -- one of the few remaining. image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2008
2. Old building in Auraria -- one of the few remaining.
as the crow flies. The Station (approx. one mile away); Calhoun Gold Mine (approx. 3 miles away); Price Memorial Building (approx. 4.4 miles away); Findley Ridge (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lumpkin Court House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Public Square (approx. 4.6 miles away); Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dahlonega.
 
Additional keywords. Gold
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNatural Resources
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,127 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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