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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Gold Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gold Hill and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Gold Hill:
    • 35.521251, -80.338114
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Gold Hill
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Gold Hill ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Gold Hill.

There are two communities within North Carolina that are also named Gold Hill.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In North Carolina ...
    • Hoke County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Hoke County and lies 77 miles [123.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hoke County community of Gold Hill.
    • Rockingham County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Rockingham County and lies 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Gold Hill.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cleburne County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Cleburne County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleburne County community of Gold Hill.
      • Lee County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Lee County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km] to the west southwest of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Gold Hill.
    • Arkansas
      • Pope County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Pope County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<1> to the west of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Gold Hill.
    • California
      • El Dorado County
      • This Gold Hill is located in El Dorado County and lies 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Dorado County community of Gold Hill.
      • Placer County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Placer County and lies 2,239 miles [3,603.3 km] to the west northwest of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Placer County community of Gold Hill.
    • Colorado
      • Boulder County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Boulder County and lies 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boulder County community of Gold Hill.
      • Summit County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Summit County and lies 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the west northwest of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Gold Hill.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Gold Hill.
      • Storey County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Storey County and lies 2,155 miles [3,468.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Storey County community of Gold Hill.
    • New Mexico
      • Grant County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Gold Hill [Grant County].
    • Oregon
      • Jackson County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Jackson County and lies 2,316 miles [3,727.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Gold Hill.
    • Utah
      • Tooele County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Tooele County and lies 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tooele County community of Gold Hill.
    • Virginia
      • Buckingham County
      • This Gold Hill is located in Buckingham County and lies 181 miles [291.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Gold Hill that is located in Rowan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buckingham County community of Gold Hill.
    • Washington
      • Okanogan County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Okanogan County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Okanogan County community of Gold Hill.
    • West Virginia
      • Grant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Gold Hill [Grant County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gold Hill ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Craven [Rowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craven
    • Craven [Rowan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Gold Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craven
  • Crescent [Rowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
    • Crescent [Rowan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gold Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
  • Drys Mill [Cabarrus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drys Mill
    • Drys Mill [Cabarrus County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Gold Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drys Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Faith [Rowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faith
    • Faith [Rowan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Gold Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 802 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faith have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faith<5>
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    • Finger [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finger
      • Finger [Stanly County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Gold Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finger
    • Granite Quarry [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Quarry
      • Granite Quarry [Rowan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Gold Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,002 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Quarry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Quarry<5>
    • Halls Ferry Junction [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Ferry Junction
      • Halls Ferry Junction [Stanly County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gold Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Ferry Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls Ferry Junction
    • High Rock [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rock
      • High Rock [Davidson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gold Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rock
    • Liberty [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Rowan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Gold Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Pauls Crossing [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauls Crossing
      • Pauls Crossing [Stanly County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Gold Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pauls Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauls Crossing
    • Pool [Rowan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pool
      • Pool [Rowan County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Gold Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pool have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stokes Ferry [Davidson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stokes Ferry
      • Stokes Ferry [Davidson County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Gold Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokes Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Timbercreek [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbercreek
      • Timbercreek [Rowan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gold Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timbercreek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timbercreek
    • Union Terrace [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Terrace
      • Union Terrace [Rowan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Gold Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Terrace

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Gold Hill. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Elvia Allman     (Actress)
      • Full name: Elvia Beatrice Allman
      • Actress. She was born in Enochville (NC) on September 19, 1904 (a Monday) and died in Santa Monica (CA) on March 6, 1992 (a Friday) at the age of 87.
      • Enochville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Gold Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elvia Allman<6>
    • Reverend Ernest Angley     (Televangelist, author)
      • Full name: Ernest Winston Angley
      • Televangelist, author. He was born in Mooresville (NC) on August 9, 1921 (a Tueday) and died in Akron (OH) on May 7, 2021 (a Friday) at the age of 99.
      • Mooresville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Gold Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Ernest Angley<6>
    • Vernon 'Vern' Adair Benson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Granite Quarry (NC) on September 19, 1924 (a Friday) and died in Salisbury (NC) on January 20, 2014 (a Monday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Rowan Memorial Park (Rowan County, North Carolina).
      • Granite Quarry is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Gold Hill.
      • Salisbury is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Gold Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon 'Vern' Adair Benson<6>
    • Wilbert Harrison     (Singer)
      • Full name: Wilbert Huntington Harrison
      • Singer. He was born in Charlotte (NC) on January 5, 1929 (a Saturday) and died in Spencer (NC) on October 26, 1994 (a Wednesday) at the age of 65. He is buried at North Pinewood Cemetery (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Charlotte is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest of Gold Hill.
      • Spencer is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Gold Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<6>
    • Clyde Kluttz     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Rockwell (NC) on December 12, 1917 (a Wednesday) and died in Salisbury (NC) on May 12, 1979 (a Saturday) at the age of 61. He is buried at Rowan Memorial Park (Rowan County, North Carolina).
      • Rockwell is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Gold Hill.
      • Salisbury is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Gold Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clyde Kluttz<6>
    • Julia Mae Brown Mainer     (Musician)
    • Jackie Torrence     (Storyteller)
      • Storyteller. She was born in Chicago (IL) on February 12, 1944 (a Saturday) and died in Granite Quarry (NC) on November 30, 2004 (a Tueday) at the age of 60. She is buried at Rowan Memorial Park (Rowan County, North Carolina).
      • Granite Quarry is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Gold Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jackie Torrence<6>

How Far From Gold Hill to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Gold Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Gold Hill and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Salisbury, which is the Seat of Rowan County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gold Hill to Salisbury, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 295 miles [474.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,185 miles [9,953.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,884 miles [11,078.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,763 miles [7,665.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gold Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rowan County: www.co.rowan.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gold Hill) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gold Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gold HillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5213, Longitude: -80.3381       In this case, the coordinates for Gold Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gold Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Gold Hill could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Gold Hill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.93 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.261 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.218 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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