Auraria

Auraria (HM6ER)

Location: Dawsonville, GA 30534 Lumpkin County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 28.467', W 84° 1.427'

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Auraria, (Gold), in 1832 the scene of Georgia's first gold rush, was named by John C. Calhoun, owner of a nearby mine worked by Calhoun slaves. Auraria and Dahlonega were the two real gold towns in the U.S. before 1849. Between 1829 and 1839 about $20,000,000 in gold was mined in Georgia's Cherokee country.

From Auraria in 1858 the "Russell boys", led by Green Russell, went west and established another Auraria near the mouth of Cherry Creek that later became Denver, Colo. Green Russell uncovered a fabulous lode called Russell Gulch near which was built Central City, Colo., "richest square mile on earth."
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HM NumberHM6ER
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number093-5
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 5:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 773354 N 3818784
Decimal Degrees34.47445000, -84.02378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 28.467', W 84° 1.427'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 28' 28.02" N, 84° 1' 25.62" W
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Area Code(s)706, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4300-4370 State Rte 9e, Dawsonville GA 30534, US
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