Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
“Gold Diggers’ Road”
Beginning on the Chestatee River to the east, where it connected with a route coming from South Carolina via Toccoa, Clarkesville and Cleveland, the Gold Diggers’ Road led here; thence southward, along U.S. 19 to Dahlonega and from there to Auraria.
Much of its original course is now abandoned.
Erected 1954. (Marker Number 093-7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 34.281′ N, 83° 58.074′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is at the intersection of Calhoun Road (U.S. 19) and Business U.S. 19, on the right when traveling north on Calhoun 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Consolidated Gold Mines (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (approx. 2.7 miles away); Restoration & Preservation by Cotrell, Inc. (approx. Discovery to Restoration (approx. 2.8 miles away); Maibaum History Tree (approx. 2.8 miles away); Chestatee River Diving Bell (c.1875) (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dahlonega Stories (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
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