Gainesville City Hall is located at 300 Henry Ward Way, Gainesville, GA 30501; phone: 770-535-6865.
Soon after Hall was founded in 1818, the Gainesville county seat became a frontier boom town as settlers flocked to homesteads in the rolling hills formerly inhabited by Cherokee Indians. With the discovery of gold in Lumpkin and White counties to the north in 1829, Gainesville became the trading and supply center for North America's first gold rush. While miners left for California in the mid-1800s, North Georgia continued to develop as a farming region with Gainesville as its hub. [†]
† Hall County: A Unique Southern History, www.hallcounty.org, accessed March, 2012.