Historic Markers Across Georgia

Gold Diggers' Road

Marker ID: GHM 093-7
Location: US 19/Ga 9 at junction with US 19/GA 9 NW of Dahlonega
County: Lumpkin
Coordinates: N 34° 34.281    W 083° 58.074
  34.57135    -83.9679
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D10
Gold Diggers' Road Marker  


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 Taccoa, Clarkesville and Cleveland, the Gold Diggers´ Road led here; thence southward, along U.S. 19 to Dahlonega and from there to Aurarie.

Much of its original course is now abandoned.

GHM 093-7 - Georgia Historical Commission - 1954