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

Lumpkin Court House

Lumpkin Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
1. Lumpkin Court House Marker
Inscription. This court house, built in 1836, replaced the small log structure used since the establishment of Lumpkin County in 1832. The town was named Dahlonega in October, 1833, for the Cherokee word “Talonega” meaning “golden.”

From its steps in 1849, Dr. M.F. Stephenson, assayor at the Mint, attempted to dissuade Georgia miners from leaving to join the California gold rush. His oration gave rise to the sayings: "Thereís millions in it," and “Tharís gold in them thar hills.”
Erected by Works Progress Administration (WPA). (Marker Number 19 B-7.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 34° 31.94′ N, 83° 59.08′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is on Public Square South 0 miles east of South Chestatee Street (Business U.S. 19), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Public Square South is the parking area for the stores on the south side of the square. 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. The Public Square (within shouting distance of this marker);
Lumpkin Court House image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 2, 2010
2. Lumpkin Court House
The view of the old Court House, now the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, from the marker.
Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Price Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Consolidated Gold Mines (approx. 0.6 miles away); Findley Ridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Gold Diggers' Road" (approx. 2.9 miles away); Calhoun Gold Mine (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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