Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Public Square
By folk tradition, bridal couples circle the Square three times to guarantee good luck in the marriage. Some funeral processions circle the Square in final farewell to the community. The Public Square had continued to serve its original purpose as a place where the people assemble to exercise their Constitutional Rights. It is a legacy to the present generation from all of the people who have come before.
The Public Square is included in the National Register of Historic Places within the Dahlonega Historic Commercial District.
Present to the city of Dahlonega, Georgia by the Lumpkin County
Erected by Lumpkin County Historical Society, Inc.
Location. 34° 31.975′ N, 83° 59.11′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is on Public Square North (Old U.S. 19) 0 miles west of North Park Street. Touch for map. The marker stands on the sidewalk on the Public Square, opposite the Old Courthouse. 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. Lumpkin Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace (about 500 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. 2.8 miles away); Calhoun Gold Mine (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Government • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on October 30, 2010, by R. Zebley of Rapid City, South Dakota. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.