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Gold Mine, North Carolina

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Although we found mention of Gold Mine during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Gold Mine. If you can help us locate Gold Mine, please Contact Us.

About Gold Mine (Click for our profile page)

Located in: Macon County (see below)

Time Zone: Gold Mine lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Code: (828)

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Gold Mine

GNIS ID:   None

FIPS State / Place Code:   37 / 26820

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Gold Mine)

About Macon County

The community of Franklin is the County Seat for Macon County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our )


2019 Est:<2>     35,729   (5.33% increase since 2010)  
2010     33,922   (13.79% increase since 2000)
2000:     29,811

Total Area:<3>   519 sq. miles [1,346 km²]

Housing Units: <4>   25,245

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Macon

GNIS ID:   1025833

FIPS State / County Code:   37 / 113

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Gold Mine)

About North Carolina

From the US Census


2019 Est:     10,501,384   (10.13% increase since 2010)  
2010:     9,535,483   (18.46% increase since 2000)
2000:     8,049,313

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of North Carolina

GNIS ID:   1027616

FIPS State:   37

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Gold Mine)

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Gold Mine and then turned east". While Gold Mine could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Gold Mine as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Mine 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.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another North Carolina community named Gold Mine.
<2>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Gold Mine. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<4>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).




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