Dahlonega GA gold placers map

No discussion about gold mining in Dahlonega would be complete without the following 1849 map from William P. Blake (the state geologist in that year).

I love google maps and this map really help show where the gold placers around Dahlonega are located. Here’s the map imported in Google Earth, if you missed the post about how to do that, you can visit it here:

Original Cherokee nation map and 1849 Georgia map with geological features

This map of the Cherokee nation from 1830 is pretty cool:

and here’s a another map from 1831 showing the Cherokee nation:

I love on this map the area around Etowah River is called Gold Region and Pigeon mine, Underwoods mine and “rich gold mine” are clearly marked on the map!

and finally, here’s a later map from 1849 showing the principal gold region in Georgia: