50 Acres For Sale – Dahlonega Gold Belt – Cleveland Georgia – $225,000
SOLD RECENTLY! Is there really gold in “them thar’ hills?” Located within the geographic area known as the Dahlonega Gold Belt, this private 50 acre tract offered for sale near Cleveland Georgia with rolling hills, waterfall, and remnants from the early Gold Rush days offers an alluring prospect for interested buyers of estate-sized properties in northeast Georgia.
The presence of abandoned gold mine pits and shafts on the south end of the property are said to date back possibly to the first gold rush in the United States prior to the Civil War. There you find two deep (+/-50 feet) abandoned gold pits, the remains of a gold shaft, and the leftover series of trenches used to bring water into the area for placer mining.
This portion of the property appears to have been left untouched for decades, maybe even as far back as when gold was first discovered in north Georgia in the early 1800s. The first Georgia gold rush abruptly ended in 1849 when rumors surfaced of easier pickins’ in California, and the Georgia miners rapidly joined the California “forty-niners” in the nations most famous gold rush. Mature hardwoods and limited undergrowth now provide the shade and “cover” for what remains of the original rudimentary mining operation found on the property.
Within a mile or two of the property are two active gold mining areas: the Loud Mine and a retail gold panning tourist spot known as Gold’n Gem Grubbin. These mining operations provide public access to gold panning where it is said that a great deal of placer gold has been obtained through the years.
Northeast of the gold pits is a large branch that meanders southeast and becomes the eastern border at the lower third of the property. Water from the branch would have been useful to gold miners who diverted the flow of water through the gold ditches for purposes of placer mining. Abruptly the branch then narrows and spills over a large outcropping of exposed rock, creating a scenic waterfall followed by a series of rapid drops in elevation as it descends to the lowlands and eventually joins Town Creek in the valley to the south.
The entire tract is accessed from a private easement road off of Town Creek Road and north of Sandy Flats Road. The road enters from the north end and then traverses the length and heart of the property, giving you access to all the land and water features without the need for further clearing of the natural landscape.
A well and septic system have been installed at one of the highest elevation points on the property, which could serve as a potential building site for a primary or second home. Currently a 38-foot 1987 Terry fifth-wheel trailer is parked at the site and could be used for your future overnight stays. The tract is situated in southwestern White County near the Lumpkin County line, convenient to State Hwy. 115 for an easy commute to Cleveland, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, or Gainesville.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule a showing of this property, call Dale Holmes at 706.499.0367.
Square Feet/Acreage: 50 Acres