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Lumpkin County Historical Markers

“Gold Diggers’ Road”


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: “Gold Diggers’ Road”
  • Location: US 19/Ga 9 at junction with US 19/GA 9 NW of Dahlonega

“GOLD DIGGERS’ ROAD”

This section of highway was once a part of the “Gold Diggers’ Road,” One of the earliest ways used to reach this area during the Gold Rush days.

Beginning on the Chestatee River to the east, where it connected with a route coming from South Carolina via Toccoa, Clarkesville and Cleveland, the Gold Diggers’ Road led here; thence southward, along U.S. 19 to Dahlonega, and from there to Auraria.

Much of its original course is now abandoned.

093-7 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954