Highlights from North Georgia

Road Trip to Helen

Long before the area was established, this was the center of Cherokee Indian culture with villages scattered throughout Nacoochee and what is now known as Helen valleys. The Unicoi Turnpike, which is now is Hwy. 17 / 75 and Gold Rush in 1828 brought thousands of miners to Dukes Creek, England Gold Mine and Hamby […]

Community Spotlight on Dahlonega

Dahlonega, Georgia is a charming town rich with history, art and adventure. Originally Dahlonega was known for the Cherokee word meaning “yellow money” and was the site of the first major U.S. Gold rush in 1828, 21 years before California’s rush and is home today to the artifact-rich Dahlonega Gold Museum.  Experience the rush of […]