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

Discovery of Gold

Discovery of Gold Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 3, 2008
1. Discovery of Gold Marker
Inscription. In 1828 gold was discovered here on Duke`s Creek, White County, by two people. John Witheroods of North Carolina found a 3-ounce nugget and a Negro servant of Major Frank Logan of Louisville, Georgia, also discovered gold on the creek. Early discoveries came almost simultaneously as prospectors drifted into Northeast Georgia from the North Carolina diggings. One merchant in the Nacoochee Valley purchased and shipped 1 to 1.5 million dollars worth of gold in a thirty year period. The pits visible along the creek are evidence of recent hydraulic mining.
Erected 1962 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 154-9.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 40.25′ N, 83° 42.833′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Georgia, in White County. Marker is on Helen Highway (State Highway 75) 0.6 miles from Duncan Bridge Road (State Route 384), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is on a small unnamed private road at the intersection with Ga Highway 75. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland GA 30528, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nacoochee Indian Mound (approx. one mile away); Nacoochee Valley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Early Trading Post (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Unicoi Turnpike (approx. 1.1 miles away); White Methodist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bishop Marvin A. Franklin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 2.4 miles away); Emancipation Wall (approx. 2.4 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,431 times since then and 45 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 7, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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