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About Dahlonega, Georgia

Dahlonega is a city in Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States, and is its county seat . As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,242 .Dahlonega is located at the north end of Georgia 400, which connects Atlanta to many affluent suburbs to the north. It is consistently named as a best place to retire by many different publications [citation needed] due to its low cost of living, vibrant activities, continuing education for seniors, festivals, and beautiful setting.In 1828 Dahlonega was the site of the first major gold rush in the United States. The Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site stands in the middle of the town square, housed in the old Lumpkin County Courthouse built in 1836. From its steps in 1849, Dahlonega Mint assayor Dr. M. F. Stephenson tried to persuade miners to stay in Dahlonega instead of joining the California Gold Rush, saying, "There's millions in it," famously misquoted as "There's gold in them thar hills." [citation needed] Corey Smith wrote a song about the town of Dahlonega. It is the first track on his second album "In the Mood." [citation needed]

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Dahlonega Facts

  • Population Total: 5,242
  • Square Miles: 6.4
  • Area Code: 706
  • Elevation: 1450
  • Postal Codes: 30533, 30597
  • Timezone: North American Eastern
  • Website: http://www.cityofdahlonega.com/