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Dahlonega Upland District


Appalachian Highlands Major Division

Piedmont Province

Southern Piedmont Section

Upland Georgia Subsection

Dahlonega Upland District

The rough and hilly northeastern part of the Dahlonega Upland District stands 1500-1700 feet above sea level. Streams in this area flow south out of the Blue Ridge Mountains District, and have cut deep, narrow valleys 500-600 feet below the surrounding surface. In the southern and southwestern portions, surface elevations decrease to 1200 feet. Stream valleys are wider, more open, and only 200-300 feet below the adjacent surface. The southern and western boundaries are formed by the low linear, parallel ridges of the Hightower-Jasper Ridges District.

Source: William Z. Clark, Jr. and Arnold C. Zisa, Physiographic Map of Georgia (Atlanta: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1976).