See Historical Sites in Clayton County

Historical sites near Clayton County offer visitors a step back in time while visiting the southern state. The historical location of Jonesboro offers civil war and American Indian history while touring along trails and museums. Visitors can visit the location where Margaret Mitchell gained inspiration for the award-winning book, "Gone With the Wind." Visitors staying in the nearby Clayton area can actively take part in history by trying their hand at gold and gem mining in the historical places surrounding the area.

Stately Oaks Plantation
100 Carriage Lane
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 473-0197

See the beautiful house featured in Margaret Mitchell's legendary book, "Gone With the Wind." The historical location, located close to many a nearby Clayton Bed and Breakfast, preserves the local history surrounding Clayton County, Georgia. The 1839 Stately Oaks Greek Revival antebellum offers events ongoing throughout the year. Visitors can tour the home Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM for admission prices of $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $6 for kids aged 5 to 11.

Heritage Trail
101 North Main St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 478-4800

Visiting the Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau points the way to the Heritage Trail. Along the trail, the story surrounding the greatest battles in the area comes alive through the markers located in the town and throughout all of Georgia. The trail winds throughout Clayton for visitors staying at a nearby Clayton Inn.

Nora Mill Granary
7107 South Main St.
Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-2375

The Nora Mill Granary was established in 1876 and still functions today. Located on the National History Records, the mill offers several homemade bread mixes, spices and many more gifts and food items for purchase. Visiting the mill brings you back in time where the four-story building and surrounding area provides visitors a spectacular historical tour. The mill sits along the Chattahoochee River for a visit around the historical Helen area near Clayton.

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
1 Public Square
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-2257

The Dahlonega Gold Museum is a historical site that captures the existence of gold rush prospectors flocking to the Cherokee Nation in northern Georgia. The 1836 courthouse in Lumpkin County retells the history of the mining activity near Clayton. Events at the location go on throughout the year for a day of history near Clayton County.

Consolidated Gold Mine
185 Consolidated Gold Mine Rd.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-8473

The Consolidated Gold Mine offers visitors in the nearby Clayton area a chance to pan for gold and gemstones at this fun location. The adventure begins with a mine tour throughout the large Quartz filled mine. People of all ages come to Consolidated Gold Mine to have fun gemstone hunting while enjoying being as deep as 200 feet underground. The adventure is a step back in time with displays and education about the equipment miners used during the earlier days over 100 years ago. Learn how to pan for gold at the Consolidated Gold Mine and receive a souvenir from your visit.