Dahlonega Mustering Grounds Historic Marker
N. Grove St. & Wimpy Mill Rd., Dahlonega, GA
Photo taken by pam phillips in September 2015
+34.53500, -83.9846834°32'06" N, 83°59'05" W
DAHLONEGA MUSTERING GROUNDS
During the War Between the States nine companies were organized on this site; five were mustered here in 1861, two in 1862 and two in 1864. Men from other north Georgia counties came to Dahlonega to be mustered here in the companies of Lumpkin County. Most of these were from White, Dawson and Floyd Counties.
The old mustering grounds were the rallying point for troops in other periods of national and state crises. Lumpkin County men met here to join Texans fighting for independence in 1836, to aid U.S. troops in removing the Cherokees in 1838, and to wage war against Mexico in 1846-1848.
093-8 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 2001
- November 18, 2015: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Street View" and Corrected "Name", "Address" & "GPS Coordinates"
- September 10, 2015: Added by pam phillips