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Dillwyn in Buckingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gold Mines

 
 
Gold Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
1. Gold Mines Marker
Inscription. This was the most notable gold-mining region in the country before the California gold rush in 1849. The Morrow Mine here, opened before 1835, was one of the earliest gold mines in which underground mining was employed. Profitably worked for a number of years, it was finally closed. Many other unworked mines are near by.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F 55.)
 
Location. 37° 32.761′ N, 78° 28.058′ W. Marker is in Dillwyn, Virginia, in Buckingham County. Marker is at the intersection of North Madison Road (U.S. 15) and Gold Mine Street (Alternate County Route 1010), on the right when traveling south on North Madison Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dillwyn VA 23936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckingham Training School (approx. 0.4 miles away); One-Room Schoolhouse (approx. 3.1 miles away); After Appomattox (approx. 3.2 miles away); Buckingham Courthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); Female Collegiate Institute (approx. 4.7 miles away); Robert Bolling
Gold Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2010
2. Gold Mines Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp P-56, Company 1367 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Buckingham County (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dillwyn.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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