Our Community

Welcome to Dahlonega!
Located at the north end of Georgia 400, about an hour's drive from Atlanta, Dahlonega is also a popular tourist attraction for residents of metro Atlanta. The Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site sits in the exact middle of the town square, housed in the old Lumpkin County Courthouse built in 1836. From its steps in 1849, Dahlonega Mint assayer Dr. M. F. Stephenson tried to persuade miners to stay instead of joining the California Gold Rush. His oration gave rise to the phrases "thar's gold in them thar hills" and "there's millions in it".

Quaint shops around the Square are filled with regional art, antiques, unique jewelry and collectibles. The area's newest gold rush is in the performing and visual arts! Enjoy wonderful exhibitions and concerts at the Buisson Arts Center or be swept away by Georgia's premier community theatre company at the historic Holly Theater. Local potters, painters and photographers display their craft in galleries and shops through out the historic community.

Local Attractions
The Holly Theatre
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery
Frogtown Cellars
BlackStock Vineyards and Winery
The Crimson Moon Cafe

Lumpkin County Elementary School
Long Branch Elementary School
Blackburn Elementary School
Lumpkin County Middle School
Lumpkin County High School

University of North Georgia

Additional Links
The Dahlonega Nuggest (Local Newspaper)
Dahlonega, Georgia (Chamber of Commerce)
The Smith House

Local Real Estate

Lumpkin County Demographics
Lumpkin County Crime Stats