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DeSoto FallsIn the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega, Georgia and Lumpkin County enjoy the best of what the Southern Appalachians offer—crystal clear rivers and streams, scenic mountain peaks and valleys, peaceful forest groves and flower-filled meadows.

Yet our area also benefits from its proximity to the commercial heart of the South. Situated only 71 miles north of Atlanta and connected to that major metropolis by Georgia Highway 400, which is only six miles from town, Dahlonega has easy access to interstate highways I-75 and I-85 and from there, to the rest of the state and the country.

Distance to Other Southeastern Cities (in miles)

Atlanta, GA 71 Miami, FL 731
Birmingham, AL 209 Nashville, TN 238
Charlotte, NC 235 Orlando, FL 504
Chattanooga, TN  
108 Savannah, GA 314
Memphis, TN 449

Source: MapQuest



In North Georgia, residents and visitors enjoy a pleasant climate for most of the year. Spring presents mild temperatures with a profusion of dogwood and rhododendron blossoms. Summers are pleasant, perfect for enjoying the hiking trails and waterfalls. Visitors flock to the area in the fall to see the breathtaking colors of turning leaves. Winters provide just enough of a chill to delight those who enjoy hot cocoa by a roaring fireplace. Snowfall averages about 2 inches per year.

Climate Chart


The population of Lumpkin County in 2007 was 26,554. The population of Dahlonega in 2007 was 4,939.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Census Annual Population Estimates



  • Lumpkin County Labor Force ............13,070
  • Lumpkin Area Labor Force..............149,397
  • Unemployment Rate ..................................4.0
  • Average Weekly Wage .........................$570College

Source: Georgia Department of Labor Lumpkin County Profile


Largest Employers

  • Chestatee Regional Hospital
  • North Georgia College & State University
  • Timken U.S. Corporation
  • Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.
  • City of Dahlonega
  • Lumpkin County Government
  • Lumpkin County Schools
  • RefrigiWear, Inc.
  • Poly Portables, Inc.
  • The Louver Company

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Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau  |  13 South Park Street  |  Dahlonega, GA 30533  |  (706) 867-3762