Category Archive: Lumpkin County

Oct 02

Dahlonega Gold Museum

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With the furlough and shut down of National Parks, perhaps more people will take the opportunity to visit state run museums and Parks. The old courthouse, constructed in 1836, on the square in Dahlonega (Lumpkin County) is a state historic site housing the Dahlonega Gold Museum. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm …

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Oct 22

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site

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The first courthouse in Lumpkin County was a log structure that stood in the vicinity of the present day village square in Dahlonega. In February 1834, John Humphries agreed to build the courthouse for two thousand dollars. The two-story brick building was completed in 1836.  Lumpkin County sold the courthouse to the state of Georgia …

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