• "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

University of North Georgia

The University of North Georgia (UNG), a member of the University System of Georgia, is a leading public university.  UNG was formed in 2013 through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University, which was chartered in 1873, and Gainesville State College, which was chartered in 1964.

Today, UNG provides an array of programs and services across multiple campuses to help develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. As one of six federally designated senior military colleges in the nation, the university carries the distinction of The Military College of Georgia. Additionally, UNG is designated as a state leadership institution and has earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Over 15,000 Students, their families, visiting Sports teams, and tourists enjoy the University's educational experience, campus special events and athletic programs, Military Corps of Cadets activities, and other arts and science exhibits and attractions.


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