Near Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Trahlyta, kidnapped by a rejected suitor, Wahsega, was taken far away and lost her beauty. As she was dying, Wahsega promised to bury her here near her home and the magic springs. Custom arose among the Indians and later the Whites to drop stones, one for each passerby, on her grave for good fortune.
The magic springs, now known as Porter Springs, lie 3/4 miles northeast of here.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 093-3.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 37.65′ N, 83° 57.283′ W. Marker is near Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Georgia Route 60, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 19. Touch for map. Marker and grave are in center of intersection of US 19 and Ga 60 north of Dahlonega. Marker is in this post office area: Dahlonega GA 30533, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 "Gold Diggers' Road" (approx. 4 miles away); Homesite of Joseph Emerson Brown (approx. 5.9 miles away); Consolidated Gold Mines (approx. 6.3 miles away); Dahlonega Mustering Grounds (approx. 6.6 miles away); Chestatee River Diving Bell (c.1875) (approx. 6.7 miles away); Dahlonega Stories (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Public Square (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
Also see . . . The Legend of Trahlyta. (Submitted on July 25, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,903 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3. submitted on November 10, 2009, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.