Historic Markers Across Georgia

Findley Ridge

Marker ID: GHM 093-2
Location: Ga 60 next to the Country Cupboard on the south edge of Dahlonega
County: Lumpkin
Coordinates: N 34° 31.411    W 083° 58.438
  34.52351666    -83.97396666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D1J
Findley Ridge  Marker  


Many famous gold mines of the Dahlonega era were along this ridge on both sides of this highway. The saprolite and vein gold mining operation along here contributed much to the $35,000,000 in gold taken from this district.

Surface and underground mining began here with the discover of rich gold shots. This occurred near the close of the placer mining period during which much gold was recovered by working rich gravels along the streams with so-called "Dahlonega Method". Water was conducted by canals from the headwaters of Yahoola Creek. The many huge cuts observable along this ridge were made by this method of mining.

GHM 093-2 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1989