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Dahlonega, Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia

The City of Dahlonega (pronounced “Dah-lahn-e-ga”) is located in Lumpkin County and was a gold mining region in the the 1820’s. Dahlonega, Georgia has a rich history of being one of the first “gold rushes” in the United States. The gold had been discovered on Cherokee land in North Georgia and, as a result, the Native Americans who lived in the Dahlonega area were forced to leave their home and live on reservations elsewhere.

The name Dahlonega is Cherokee for “golden color” or “yellow money”. The city still has several venues where visitors can pan for gold, just like the old-timers! The Dahlonega Gold Museum, Georgia’s oldest public building, is housed in the old Lumpkin County Courthouse which is located in the center of the town square. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dahlonega, GA participates in the Better Hometown Program run by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This community development program is a public-private partnership intended to revitalize small communities with populations between 1,000 and 5,000. These cities have access to technical assistance and fiscal resources designed to stimulate downtown revitalization.

Attractions and Entertainment

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve – Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is an exotic animal rescue and wildlife preserve. Inhabitants include lions, tigers, deer, gazelles, birds and more.
The Crimson Moon – Art, Music, Cafe & Coffee House – 
A unique venue featuring music, art, poetry and food. Special events and children’s activities make this a premier hotspot.
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site – 
The Dahlonega Gold Museum, located in the old Lumpkin County Courthouse, offers visitors a look at the mining history of Georgia. Gold coins minted in the area are on display. The museum offers children’s programs, outdoor activities and other special events.
Frogtown Cellars – Frogtown Cellars is a 57 acre wine estate located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. This lavish estate includes 28 acres of vineyards, winery tours and winemaker dinners.
Historic Holly Theater – Originally built in 1946 as a movie house, the Historic Holly Theater offers a year round season of classic plays and musicals. A Holly Children’s Theater program is also offered along with dinner theaters and class movie screenings.
Three Sisters Vineyard – Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery is a small family farm situated on a hundred and eighty acres in the heart of the Frogtown District in historic Lumpkin County, Georgia. Located eight miles northeast of the site of the first major US gold rush, Dahlonega, the farm’s name was inspired by the property’s spectacular view of LumpkinCounty’s ThreeSistersMountain.

Lodging – Hotels & Motels / Mountain Cabin Rentals, Mountain Lodges

Hotels, Motels in Dahlonega, Georgia – Review hotel photos, maps and amenities. Make hotel reservations. Multiple hotels and motels are listed in the area.


Community and News

Dahlonega – Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce – Local area chamber of commerce for the Lumpkin County area.
Dahlonega Merchants Association –
The Dahlonega Merchants Association is a non-profit organization of merchants, restaurateurs, businesses and private members of the community. They work with the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Authority, the City of Dahlonega and various other organizations to organize Dahlonega events.
The Dahlonega Nugget –
The gold of the news in Dahlonega, Georgia. The Dahlonega Nugget is the local newspaper for this Northeast Georgia town.

Government and Services

City of Dahlonega, Georgia – Official city web site with information about public utilities, the city limit boundary, and building permits.

Area Schools – Dahlonega, GA

Lumpkin County School System – The Lumpkin County School System, with its five schools and nearly 4,000 students, is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Georgia. Dahlonega, the county seat, is the site of the first Gold Rush in 1828. Although the Gold Rush has ended, the school system in Lumpkin County continues to mine the gold found in all its students.
North Georgia College and State University – The University of North Georgia was formed through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, two of the top-performing schools in the University System of Georgia, in January 2013. Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises four campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

Health Services

Chestatee Regional Hospital – Chestatee Regional Hospital is a full service, Joint Commission-accredited, 49 bed facility offering the quality healthcare you would expect in a large city, with a warm hometown approach.
Dahlonega Pediatric Medicine & Adolescent Medicine – Dahlonega Pediatric Medicine provides comprehensive, holistic care to infants, children and adolescents, from birth through age 21, of all backgrounds and cultures in the North Georgia mountains and surrounding areas

Industry and Professional

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Oak Grove Stor-All – Making your moving and business storage needs easier and economical, Oak Grove Stor-All has a convenient location and is a secure facility.
United Community Bank – Local area bank serving Lumpkin County, GA. United Community Bank offers personal and business banking services to North Georgia.

Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Companies

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Restaurants and Dining

The Corkscrew Cafe – A wide array of lunch, light dining and dinner entrees are prepared Tuesday through Sunday. A large wine selection and patio seating is another reason The Corkscrew Cafe is one of the most popular restaurants in the area.
The Crimson Moon – Art, Music, Cafe & Coffee House
 – A select choice of wines, wide variety of light fare, and an eclectic art gallery make The Crimson Moon an enjoyable destination. Special events are scheduled throughout the year including musical performances and poetry readings.
The Smith House The Smith House, located in downtown Dahlonega, is nestled at the foothills of the picturesque North Georgia Mountains and offers the tradition of old-fashioned mountain hospitality.

Retail and Shopping

The Crimson Moon – Art, Music, Cafe & Coffee House – A select choice of wines, wide variety of light fare, and an eclectic art gallery make The Crimson Moon an enjoyable destination. Special events are scheduled throughout the year including musical performances and poetry readings.
Frogtown Cellars – A winery located in North Georgia, Southern Living Magazine rated Frogtown Cellers as one of the “Top Ten Places to Watch a Sunset” in 2005.
The Fudge Factory – The Fudge Factory is a second-generation candy business, established in 1982. They specialize in handmade Southern confections and hand-dipped chocolates.
North Georgia Premium Outlets – Located a short drive from Atlanta, and on the way to the mountain town of Dahlonega, is North Georgia Premium Outlets. North Georgia Premium Outlets is premier outlet shopping at its finest and is located in Dawsonville, Georgia.
Vicky Lynn’s Gifts – Vicky Lynn’s Gift Shop is located on the square in Dahlonega. This quaint retail store has been in business since 1987 and offers a variety of gifts for the local tourist.