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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:
  • Maintaining and operating the Historical 1884 Jail as a museum.
  • Encouraging 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 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


Recent Announcements

  • This section lists the last 3 recent announcements.  All announcements are available here. To monitor changes try this service.

  • North Georgia College Football by Darrell Woodall. Thurs. May 11; 7pm @ Community House
    A lot of us were not aware that North Georgia College once had a football team until Darrell Woodall’s book was published.

    “Blue Ridge Gridiron” gives a comprehensive account of college football in Dahlonega. Read about friends and friends of friends who played college football here.

    Darrell will be available after the program to chat and sign copies of the book.

    Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
    The Community House, 111 North Park St.

    Come and bring a friend.
    Posted May 9, 2017, 6:46 AM by Manny Carvalho
  • Awards Program: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Community House

    In memory of Madeleine K. Anthony, each year the Society takes pleasure in recognizing individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the preservation of Lumpkin County’s history during the preceding year. These contributions keep alive the history and heritage of Lumpkin County for future generations.

    27th Annual Madeleine K. Anthony Awards
    Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
    at the Community House, 111 North Park Street

    Learning from the past, preserving for the future.

    Come help us honor them, and bring a friend.

    A reception will follow the program.   Society members: Please bring finger-food munchies for the reception.
    Posted Apr 1, 2017, 6:15 AM by Admin Lumpkin
  • Gen. John B. Hood; Another Look by Steve Davis; 7pm, Thurs. March 9 @ Community House
    Author Steve Davis takes another look at Confederate General John B. Hood in the Battle of Atlanta  and what we’ve learned since the Centennial.  Dr. Davis has been a Civil War buff since fourth grade and is a popular speaker on this subject. Soldiers from Lumpkin County participated in the Battle of Atlanta in State Guard and Militia Units.

    Stay after the program to chat with the author who will have his books available for sale.

    7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017
    Community House, 111 North Park Street
    Come, and bring a friend.

    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:43 AM by Admin Lumpkin
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