Discovery of Gold historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Discovery of Gold historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--White County
Gold mines and mining--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, White County, Cleveland, 34.5970402, -83.7632366
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location Ga. 75 5 1/2 miles north of Cleveland near Duke's Creek
Text of marker: "DISCOVERY OF GOLD. In 1828 gold was discovered here on Duke's Creek, White County, by two people. John Witheroods of North Carolina found a 3-ounce nugget and a Negro servant of Major Frank Logan of Loudsville, Georgia, also discovered gold on the creek. Early discoveries came almost simultaneously as prospectors drifted into Northeast Georgia from the North Carolina diggings. One merchant in the Nacoochee Valley purchased and shipped 1 to 1.5 million dollars worth of gold in a thirty year period. The pits visible along the creek are evidence of recent hydraulic mining. 154-9 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1962"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_discovery-of-gold
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_discovery-of-gold
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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