• "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

The Moore Cottage (c1876) - 122 W. Hawkins Street

The Moore Cottage was built by Col. Robert Hughes Moore for his second wife, Lucindy Morrison Moore. At the conclusion of the Civil War Col. Moore's first wife, Mary Ann Kennon Moore, died in Rome, Georgia. The widowed Col. Moore returned to Dahlonega, accompanied by his youngest son, J. F. Moore, to resume placer mining. After he married in 1868, the new couple lived first in rented quarters on W. Main Street in the house currently know as Worley Homestead. In 1873 Mrs. Moore purchased the property on which the Moore Cottage was completed about 1876. By 1890 both parents had died leaving the minor children still at home under the care of their brother John H. Moore, then 19 years old. At 22 he was elected Clerk of Superior Court, later becoming a highly distinguished citizen of the community, serving in the State Legislature and as Chairman of the County Commission. In 1898, John H. Moore married Minnie McClure, starting their married life at the Moore Cottage. It is probable that the annex was built about this time to house the brothers still at home and provide room at the cottage for Moore's growing family. In 1904 John H. Moore moved his family down the street to the Corey Satterfield house, later selling the cottage to T. H. Wimpy in 1907.

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