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. Our organization brings together people who are interested in knowing and accurately preserving the rich history of Lumpkin County and the City of Dahlonega.
Major projects of the Society are:
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 and the meetings are open to the public. Programs are announced below and in the Dahlonega Nugget. Membership is open to everyone. To become a member, write:
Lumpkin County Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 894
Dahlonega, GA 30533
or send an email to LCHSociety#Gmail.com [change the # to @]. Alternatively, you may click this email link to use your own e-mail program or print out this membership form and mail it to the above address: Form