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Lumpkin County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
December 3, 1832
Population: 
27,056
Total Area: 
284.5 sq mi
Contact Information
99 Courthouse Hill, Suite A
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone Number: 
(706) 864-3742
Fax Number: 
(706) 864-4760

Lumpkin County got its territory, formerly part of the Cherokee Nation, from Cherokee, Habersham and Hall counties in 1832, and its name honors Governor Wilson Lumpkin. Discovery of gold at Auraria near the county seat of Dahlonega spurred rapid settlement and gave impetus to removal of the Indians from this area. From 1836 until 1861, the Dahlonega mint processed more than $33 million in gold.