Sunday, December 30, 2007

Historic Dahlonega

Old Lumpkin County Courthouse, 1836, now the Gold Museum

Dahlonega Public Square, decorated for the holidays

Hall's Block, 1883

Jones House, 1885, now Conner House

We spent a beautiful Saturday in nearby historic Dahlonega, Georgia. We started out the day introducing geocaching to some friends in a new park there, and enjoyed hiking and the great weather.

Later we continued to look for geocaches, several of which were in the downtown Dahlonega area, so we mingled with the many tourists and enjoyed the day.

Dahlonega is the site of the first gold rush in the USA, when Benjamin Parks discovered gold here in 1828.

The Dahlonega Historic Commercial District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places is located on the Public Square of Dahlonega, established in 1833... more here.


June said...

What a charming place and what a pretty looking day! I did know that about the first gold rush, but had forgotten it until seeing it again here.

Kerri said...

Such a pretty village. It has a charming southern look.
Sounds like a fun day.