"Home of America's First Gold Rush" Dahlonega by TexasDave
Dahlonega Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 101 photos
A very picturesque small town in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. America's first Gold Rush took place here in the early 1800's. Gold is found even now and is recognized as some of the purest gold on the planet, sometimes as much as 98.7% pure right out of the earth.
Locally mined gold covers the spire of north Georgia College & State University, which can be seen from practically all over downtown. The dome of Georgia's State Capitol building in Atlanta cam from here as well.
Most of the tourist activity here centers around the Square with the old Courthouse (now the Gold Museum) in the center.
Gold mining is what put Dahlonega on the map and even though it's well past its hey-day gold is still being mined in... more travel advice
The local Chamber of Commerce has a Visitor's Center on the north side of the Square. more travel advice
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