Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gold Dukes Creek - Missing



Marker ID: WPA 75 B-6
Location: Dukes Creek on Ga. 75, 7 mi N of Cleveland, GA
County: White
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Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None
 



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GOLD - DUKES CREEK

In 1828, gold was discovered here on Dukes Creek, then called Nacoochee Creek, by a negro servant of Major Frank Logan of Loudsville, Georgia. Other mines were opened and in the first 30 years one merchant in Nacoochee Valley purchased and shipped between two and three milion dollars worth of Gold.

The pits visible along the Creek are evidence of recent hydraulic mining.



 
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