LUMPKIN County, Georgia
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Lumpkin County was created on December 3, 1832. The county was named for former governor of Georgia Wilson Lumpkin. Lumpkin's daughter, Martha Atalanta Lumpkin Compton, was the source for the city name of Marthasville (which was the previous name for Atlanta).

Gold was discovered in the county near Auraria in the 1830s, and the U.S. government briefly had a mint in Dahlonega as a result until 1860. Gold from the county was later used on the roof of the Georgia State Capitol.

The county seat is Dahlonega, Georgia

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Neighboring Counties

Union County, Georgia - north

White County, Georgia - east

Hall County, Georgia - southeast

Dawson County, Georgia - west

Fannin County, Georgia - northwest

Towns/Cities in Lumpkin County