Discovery of Gold

Discovery of Gold (HM6GN)

Location: Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 White County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 40.25', W 83° 42.833'

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In 1828 gold was discovered here on Duke`s Creek, White County, by two people. John Witheroods of North Carolina found a 3-ounce nugget and a Negro servant of Major Frank Logan of Louisville, Georgia, also discovered gold on the creek. Early discoveries came almost simultaneously as prospectors drifted into Northeast Georgia from the North Carolina diggings. One merchant in the Nacoochee Valley purchased and shipped 1 to 1.5 million dollars worth of gold in a thirty year period. The pits visible along the creek are evidence of recent hydraulic mining.
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HM NumberHM6GN
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number154-9
Year Placed1962
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:21pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 251332 N 3839892
Decimal Degrees34.67083333, -83.71388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 40.25', W 83° 42.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 40' 15.00" N, 83° 42' 49.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5828 GA-75, Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, US
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