“… A Party open to all Democrats of Lumpkin County.”
The Lumpkin County Democratic Party has established an admirable history of setting an example of activism in support of Democrats and causes representing Democratic values.The party is a good citizen of the county and Dahlonega with members involved in local cultural and political affairs. The party is in particular a strong advocate for protection of the environment.
The presence of a strong Young Democrats of Georgia chapter at the Dahlonega institution The University of North Georgia is fortunate for both organizations and they frequently collaborate in events and activities.
Chair: Ken Akins
Meetings: 4th Mon., 6:00 p.m., United Community Bank meeting room, Dahlonega
Events Calendar: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LumpkinDemocrats/events/?ref=page_internal
FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LumpkinDemocrats/
“As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 29,966 people, 10,989 households, and 7,645 families residing in the county. The population density was 105.9 inhabitants per square mile (40.9/km2). There were 12,925 housing units at an average density of 45.7 per square mile (17.6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.4% white, 1.1% black or African American, 0.6% American Indian, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 1.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 17.6% were American, 17.5% were Irish, 15.6% were English, 14.4% were German, and 5.0% were Scotch-Irish. …The median income for a household in the county was $43,394 and the median income for a family was $50,318.” Wikipedia – More
History: Lumpkin County is steeped in history. School children have been taught for over 100 years of the discovery of Gold in the region which led to the eventual forced removal of the indigenous Cherokee and Creek residents. The first U.S. mint was established in the county seat, Dahlonega.
“NGCSU, located in the center of Dahlonega, is the military college of Georgia and a liberal arts institution serving the northeast Georgia region. The cadet corps includes a world-famous precision drill team, the Blue Ridge Rifles. The original Blue Ridge Rifles were organized in 1861 as Company E, Phillip’s Legion Infantry–The Blue Ridge Rifles. In 1958 the drill platoon at NGCSU was renamed the Blue Ridge Rifles, in honor of the original unit.” -Lary, Marilyn. “Lumpkin County.” New Georgia Encyclopedia. 07 December 2016. Web. 08 May 2017.
The U.S. Army Ranger Mountain Training Center is located at Camp Frank D. Merril