This Trip Through An Old Gold Mine In North Carolina Will Take You Back In Time

On a Sunday morning, in 1799 in present day Midland, twelve-year-old Conrad Reed, son of John Reed, decided to go fishing in Meadow Creek with his siblings instead of attend church. Little did the Reeds know, this small decision would soon alter their life’s forever. While fishing, Conrad noticed something yellow shining in the water. He waded towards the object, and picking it up, believed it to be some kind of metal. When he returned home, unknowing of his monumental discovery, he showed it to his father. John, also unsure of what the item could be, decided to use it as a doorstop and life continued as usual.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

North Carolina has plenty of history, and Reed’s Gold Mine is just one of those many fascinating historical events that have made North Carolina such a unique and amazing state. Have you visited the mine for yourself?

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