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Welcome to Gold ...

Gold is located in Burke County<1>.

The location of Gold has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Gold is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Gold lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Gold is within the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Gold ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Gold - they are located in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gold.

Communities near Gold ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gold.

  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
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    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Gold
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<5>
  • Morganton [Burke County]
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    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Gold
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<5>
  • Marion [McDowell County]
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    • Marion [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Gold
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
  • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
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    • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Gold
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
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      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Gold
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<5>
    • Valdese [Burke County]
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      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Gold
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<5>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
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      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Gold
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
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    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
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      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Gold
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<5>
    • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County]
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      • Cajah's Mountain [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Gold
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cajah's Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cajah's Mountain
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Gold
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gold. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gold.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gold. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gold.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gold. See our Newspapers Page for Gold.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gold ...

Looking for more information about Gold? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Gold, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Gold.

Adding Gold to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gold in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gold was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gold on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Burke County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Burke County: www.co.burke.nc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Burke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gold - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gold) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7932, Longitude: -81.7620       In this case, the coordinates for Gold have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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