• "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

Historic Hawkins Street

Moore Place (c1846) - 315 N. Church St.

Robert Hughes Moore served as a State Representative from his native Clarke County, 1840-43. About this time he acquired gold mining interests in Lumpkin County and came to Dahlonega with some thought to obtaining a position at the U. S. Branch Mint, which he did, being appointed Coiner, a position in which he served from 1849 into 1853. His house has been in continuous residential use and subject to constant alteration/remodeling over the years. Noted historically as the place where Anne Gartrell ( a Moore cousin) married William Sammons Grady in 1848. they became the parents of Atlanta Constitution Editor Henry W. Grady. In 1853 Moore sold the property to A. G. Wimpy and moved his family to Floyd County near Rome, Georgia, where he was a prosperous farmer and hotel owner. He retained gold-mining interests in Lumpkin County.

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