Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Consolidated Gold Mines
Capitalized at $5,000,000, the plant included a 120-stamp mill, a large chlorinator, a 550 foot tunnel and numerous small buildings.
The Consolidated Mining Company furnished much of the setting for one of the earliest moving picture westerns, "The Plunderer", starring William Farnum. The film was made in Dahlonega and its environs before the First World War.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 093-4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 32.247′ N, 83° 58.548′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is at the intersection of Morrison Moore Parkway (Georgia Route 9) and East Main Street (U.S. 19), on the right when traveling north on Morrison Moore Parkway. 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 walking distance of this marker. Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (approx. half a mile away); Restoration & Preservation by Cotrell, Inc. Discovery to Restoration (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chestatee River Diving Bell (c.1875) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maibaum History Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dahlonega Stories (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
More about this marker. The "1 mile" directional on the marker is no longer accurate, as the marker was originally located on US 19 in Dahlonega. It was relocated when the Morrison Moore Parkway bypass was built.
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources •
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