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About Us

courthouse lgThe City of Dahlonega, the county seat of Lumpkin County, is located in the foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains, approximately 70 miles north east 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 an enrollment of 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Downtown Dahlonega is one of Georgia's foremost historic downtown centers, winning the Georgia Downtown Association's 2010 Award for Excellence in Downtown Development. Shopping and dining choices are abundant with 50 retail stores and 15 restaurants. Downtown also features lodging facilities with 40 rooms, including the Smith House (a designated Historic Hotel of America) and many other charming inns, boutique hotels, guest suites, and B&Bs. Dahlonega's downtown district is on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more about the Dahlonega Downtown Development/Main Street Program by visiting

City of Dahlonega Charter

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City Hall

Events & Entertainment
149554 1641533110505 1002127077 31789591 2608644 nThere is always something fun going on in Downtown Dahlonega. Local events are fun for the entire family and are always accompanied by the charm of our Historic Downtown District. Follow the links below for information on the Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority/Main Street Program annual events.
For more information on festivalsand additional things to do, visit the Dahlonega - Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center site.
Contact Information
Jan Harris
Downtown Development Authority Director
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