Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Here, in 1838, the United States Government established a branch mint. By 1861, when taken over by the Confederacy, it had minted $6,115,569 in gold coins. The building, transferred to the state of Georgia in 1871 for educational purposes, burned in 1878. The present building was erected in 1879 upon the old foundations of the mint.
Erected 1938 by Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, Historic Sites & Monuments, and The Dahlonega Woman's Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
Location. 34° 31.805′ N, 83° 59.229′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker can be reached from College Circle east of West Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Located outside of Price Memorial Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 College Cir, Dahlonega GA 30597, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Price Memorial Building (a few steps from U.A. Lawson Steeple (a few steps from this marker); William Pierce Price (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Price Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); North Georgia College Gate (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holly Theatre (about 700 feet away); Dahlonega Stories (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.