From the welcoming quaintness of Dahlonega to the magical Blue Ridge Mountains, Lumpkin County has something for everyone to enjoy.  The multitude of festivals and events supports a diverse community.


Living And Working Here

Lumpkin County is rich in history and supports a broad range of interests from arts and craafts, to hiking, to food and wine, to golf and the outdoors. 

Lumpkin County is growing rapidly and it is not just permanent residents that call Lumpkin County home. Over 7000 students at the University of North Georgia enjoy living and working here during their collegiate stay. The students contribute tremendously to the vibrancy of Lumpkin County with academic and cultural events, nationally-ranked athletics, and significant volunteer work in the community.


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Life In A Golden Town

Education in Lumpkin County

Lumpkin County Schools is a public school district with approximately 4,000 students from pre-k through 12th. The student to teacher ratio is 16 to 1, leading Lumpkin County schools to be in the top 20th percentile of top schools in Georgia.

Here's To Your Health

The Chattahoochee National Forest makes up one-third of Lumpkin County, giving  residents the ability to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and ATV driving. The Appalachian Trail begins just east of Dahlonega at Springer Mountain.

Working Together For A Better Community

Multiple organizations in Lumpkin County offer a range of services and opportunities to volunteer. Habitat for Humanity works closely with Lumpkin County High School students to provide homes to deserving families across the county. UNG students participate in a range of philanthropic activities throughout the year.

For The Athlete And The Spectator

You can root on your favorite team from the stands or you can join in the fun. Lumpkin County offers myriad sporting organizations for all ages.

Feed Your Creative Soul

Our vibrant art scene creates a fun experience for all.

A Vibrant Culture

Festivals are a common occurrence throughout the year and draw lovers of arts and crafts, music, and the outdoors.  The annual Gold Rush Days Festival commemorating the first US gold rush brings in over 200,000 visitors every third weekend of October.