Dahlonega, Georgia

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The City of Dahlonega, the county seat of Lumpkin County, is located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, approximately 70 miles north of Atlanta. The population of Dahlonega is estimated to be 5,000. Dahlonega was incorporated December 21, 1833 and was the site of the first major gold rush in the United States. A U.S. Branch Mint minted Half Eagle, Quarter Eagle, the Gold Dollar (72,529) and the Three Dollar Gold here between 1838 and 1861. The University of North Georgia, founded in 1873 in the abandoned Mint Building, was the first state-supported college in Georgia to grant a degree to a woman and is now one of six senior military colleges in the U.S. with a expanding undergraduate and graduate programs.

City of Dahlonega Charter

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City Hall

 
Vision Statement
To be an open, honest, and responsive city, balancing preservation and growth, and delivering quality services in a fair and equitable manner by being good stewards of Dahlonega’s resources.

 
Mission Statement
Set in rural Appalachia, Dahlonega is a beautiful, thriving community of historic significance, academic excellence, and military renown. A City of Excellence, Dahlonega provides quality services through ethical leadership and fiscal stability, in full partnership with the people who choose to live, work, and visit.

 

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