Dahlonega Skyline - view of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Courtesy of Jack Anthony

Learning from the past, preserving for the future

Welcome to the Lumpkin County Historical Society site.

The focus of the society is to preserve and protect this area's rich historical heritage. Established in 1998, our organization brings together people who are interested in knowing and accurately preserving the history of Lumpkin County and the City of Dahlonega.

Major projects of the Society are:

  • Maintaining and operating the historic 1884 Jail as a museum.

  • Encouraging 8th grade students to learn about local history by sponsoring an essay contest.

  • Recognizing contributions for preserving Lumpkin County's historical heritage.

Lumpkin County, Georgia is where the first major gold rush in the United States took place in 1829. Dahlonega's commercial district, including the public square, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Postcard by H. G. Zimmerman & Co of Chicago

The Society normally meets on the second Thursday of the month with the meetings open to the public. Programs are announced on our Facebook page, in the Dahlonega Nugget, below in our calendar and at the top of each page in the banner. Membership is open to everyone. To become a member please see the About Us section.

The calendar below lists events scheduled by the Society. Click in the day when an event is listed to see full details.

Document Control

  • Web site conversion on 8 Sep 21 by Manny Carvalho

  • Posted Dahlonega Skyline by Jack Anthony on 13 Sep 21. See landscapesbyjack

  • Added calendar for meeting announcements on 21 Sep 21 by Manny Carvalho