The Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site is a state park and historic site in Dahlonega, Georgia. It commemorates and preserves the site where the first major gold rush in the country took place.
The mid-1800s California Gold Rush may be the most noted gold discovery events in the country, but North Georgia is still the home of the very first gold rush in the United States. It happened 20 years before people moved to California, when the towns of Dahlonega and Auraria still relied largely on the mines for the stability of its economy. According to records, these two towns even got to produce up to $6 million in gold from 1838-1861.
The Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site features the old courthouse that now serves as the Dahlonega Gold Museum.
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