Near Dahlonega in Lumpkin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
From Auraria in 1858 the “Russell boys”, led by Green Russell, went west and established another Auraria near the mouth of Cherry Creek that later became Denver, Colo. Green Russell uncovered a fabulous lode called Russell Gulch near which was built Central City, Colo., “richest square mile on earth.”
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 093-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 28.467′ N, 84° 1.427′ W. Marker is near Dahlonega, Georgia, in Lumpkin County. Marker is at the intersection of Auraria Road (Georgia Route 9) and Castleberry Bridge Road, on the left when traveling north on Auraria Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dawsonville GA 30534, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as The Station (approx. one mile away); Calhoun Gold Mine (approx. 3 miles away); Price Memorial Building (approx. 4.4 miles away); Findley Ridge (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dahlonega Stories (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Dahlonega Stories (approx. 4.6 miles away); Lumpkin Court House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Singleton/Wimpy/Gaillard Homeplace (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dahlonega.
Additional keywords. Gold
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,257 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.