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

Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace

 
 
Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 7, 2011
1. Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker
Inscription. Dr. Joseph J. Singleton, first superintendent of the Dahlonega mint, purchased this property in 1836 and built a home the following year. His wife, Mary Ann Singleton, joined the Dahlonega Baptist Church by letter on September 1, 1838, the day the church was constituted. Dr. Singleton was a member of the building committee of the first church structure. The handsome Colonial style home of the Singleton family burned c. 1855.

A. G. Wimpy, an early merchant in Dahlonega, purchased the property in 1856 in build an attractive home known as “Rose Hill”. “Uncle Archie” and “Aunt Nancy” had no children of their own but raised 10 orphans.

In 1900, the Wimpy homeplace was purchased by Dr. B. P. Gaillard, who came to Dahlonega in 1873 as professor of mathematics, latin and natural sciences of North Georgia Agricultural College. He remained on the faculty until 1922, a span of 49 years.

The fine antebellum home stood empty of years and burned in 1963. The lot was empty until purchased by the Dahlonega Baptist Church in 1991.

The bricks on the base of this marker are from the original entrance to the home.
 
Erected by Lumpkin County Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 31.996′ 

Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 7, 2011
2. Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker
Looking northeast on Hawkins Street toward the intersection with North Chestatee Street.
N, 83° 59.206′ W. Marker is in Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is on Hawkins Street just west of North Chestatee Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. The Public Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lumpkin Court House (about 700 feet away); Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Price Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Consolidated Gold Mines (approx. 0.7 miles away); Findley Ridge (approx. one mile 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. Notable Buildings
 
Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 7, 2011
3. Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker
Looking southwest on Hawkins Street
Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 7, 2011
4. Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker
The marker and the homesite, now the site of the Dahlonega Baptist Church.
Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 7, 2011
5. Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace Marker
The bricks at the base of the marker, from the original entrance to the home.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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