Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
9621 Reed Mine Road
Midland, NC 28107.
Reed Gold Mine
Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first
documented gold find in the United
States. From this discovery, gold mining
spread gradually to nearby counties and
eventually into other southern states.
During its peak years gold mining was
second only to farming in the number of
North Carolinians it employed. The
estimated value of gold recovered
reached over one million dollars a year.
North Carolina led the nation in gold
production until 1848, when it was
eclipsed by the great rush to
The Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County, site in 1799 of the first authenticated discovery of gold in the United States, held out the initial golden promise to the people of the Piedmont and the nation.
The Gold History Corporation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of North Carolina's gold mining heritage, supports many ongoing projects at Reed Gold Mine.
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