THE SUGAR HILL SILVER MINE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the lost treasure of the Silver Mine in Sugar Hill?
Legend around Sugar Hill, Georgia talks of a silver
mine and a large cache of coins.
No one knows who told the story of the silver
diggings on his deathbed, today, but they do know the stories were told to a
Baptist minister. The minister that lived nearby Carnesville told the story to a
John Lumpkin. Mr. Lumpkin told the tale to Moses Lott who informed his friend
This is the story that the preacher told and the
directions that were given to Moses Lott and Pendley. The man that was on his
deathbed related this story.
He and a few other South Carolinians were
prospecting for silver and gold. They crossed the Oconee River at Hurricane
Shoals and then followed a trail to the Chattahoochee River. They hiked
downstream to the mouth of a large creek and then headed upstream. Somehow, the
man telling the story and one other was separated from the group and was
captured by Spaniards. The Spaniards took them around 4 to 5 miles south of the
mouth of the creek. Here they put the two South Carolinians to work in a silver
mine along with some Indian slaves.
After they mined, the ore was taken south about 5
miles to an island full of grass, oak trees and swamp brush. In the middle of
the island, the Spaniards were hard at work concentrating the ore into coins and
The Spaniard began to worry that the Indians new of
their work and caved in the mine. They also buried a wagonload of silver coins
in the middle of the floor along and set it ablaze.
Here are the directions used by Pendley and Lott, however, they never found the
silver mine or any of coins, the log cabin, or any remains.
Go two miles north of Suwanne Creek in Gwinnett
County, there you will find an island in Beaver Run Creek, the silver mine is
five miles south.
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