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

The Station

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By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
1. The Station Marker
Inscription. This is the site of one the forts or stations used by the United States Government in Cherokee country in 1838 to round up the Cherokee Indians for their removal to western reservations. General Winfield Scott, commander of the troops used to assemble and protect the Indians in that period, and his headquarters here at one time.

It is believed that Federal troops also used this station as early as 1830 to guard the gold mines from intruders -- Indians or Whites -- until the question of ownership of the territory was established.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 093-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Trail of Tears marker series.
 
Location. 34° 29.32′ N, 84° 1.198′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is at the intersection of Autaria Road (Georgia Route 9E) and Tanner Drive, on the right when traveling north on Autaria Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dahlonega GA 30533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Auraria (approx. one mile away); Calhoun Gold Mine (approx. 2.7 miles away); Price Memorial Building
The Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
2. The Station Marker
The site is now a heavily wooded area
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Findley Ridge (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dahlonega Stories (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (approx. 3.6 miles away); Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lumpkin County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
 
Additional keywords. Gold
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USForts, CastlesMilitaryNative AmericansNatural Resources
 
The Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
3. The Station Marker
Looking south, toward the dead town of Auraria
The Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
4. The Station Marker
Looking north toward Dahlonega
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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