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

Dahlonega Stories

Sargent Building(c. 1910)

 
 
Dahlonega Stories Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, September 22, 2018
1. Dahlonega Stories Marker
Inscription.  The first building on the site was a trading post (c. 1830) known as “the Bruce Stand.” Sheriff John F. Sargent purchased the site in 1908 and razed the existing structure to build the present building, which opened as the Dahlonega Hotel in 1911. The lobby and dining room occupied the first floor; hotel rooms were upstairs. Some of the first to book rooms, Sheriff Sargent later learned were the notorious bandit, Bill Miner (aka The Gray Fox), and his accomplices.

The building became known as The Head Corner (c. 1925-1937) when it was purchased by college physician Dr. Homer Head. He boarded college students upstairs and maintained his own office and pharmacy on the ground floor.

On Dahlonega’s 150th birthday (1983), the Sargent Building was included in the Dahlonega Historic Commercial District on the National Register of Historic Places. Extensive renovations were completed in 1984, and the building now houses shops, offices and a restaurant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
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34° 31.982′ N, 83° 59.096′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square North and North Park Street, on the right when traveling east on Public Square North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Public Square North, Dahlonega GA 30533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Public Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumpkin County Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall's Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumpkin County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumpkin Court House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
 
The Sargent Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Tibbs, September 22, 2018
2. The Sargent Building
The large yellow 2 story building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2018, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2018, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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