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Surrounded by Nature, Forest, Lakes, Rivers . . . Embedded with Culture & History

Town Creek Indian Mound is an unusual phenomenon in the history of North American archaeology. Most archaeological sites are investigated for a few years and then… archaeologists move on to new locations. Where long-range research has been conducted, it has often been under several directors and different plans of research. Town Creek, situated on Little River. (a tributary of the Great Pee Dee in central North Carolina). Learn more . . .

Downtown Mount Gilead. Most buildings in town were built late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. Mount Gilead had an abundance of timber, clay, stone, and slate to provide for any sort of construction that was needed or desired by owners and builders. Several structures incorporate local sandstone used in door and window sills and lintels. The Mount Gilead Downtown Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Mount Gilead Town Hall.
The building housing the theatre was originally built by L.P. Byrd as Moore’s Livery. In 1934 it was altered for use as a motion picture theatre. It burned in the late-1930’s and was rebuilt as the Gilmont Theatre and lasted until 1954. It was renovated in 1955 to become the Town Hall. The theatre seated 290 and was operated by Everett Enterprises until closing. Today it is still being used as the Town Hall.

Public Notices & Additional Resources


The Town of Mount Gilead Board of Commissioners invite residents of the Town and the Town’s development extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) to apply for two (2) vacancies on the Town Planning Board. One (1) seat is available from inside the Town’s corporate limits and one (1) seat is available from the ETJ. In order to apply you must physically reside in the jurisdiction to be represented. The board meets monthly and may occasionally serve as the Zoning Board of Adjustment. We encourage anyone who wishes to serve this community and has a desire to help shape the growth of the Town to volunteer for this rewarding community position. Application deadline has been extended to the end of business on September 30, 2021. To apply, please submit a letter of interest in person at Town Hall at 110 W Allenton St., via email to or by mail to:

Town of Mt. Gilead
Amy Roberts
PO Box 325
Mount Gilead, NC 27306


The Town of Mount Gilead will be hosting our 4th annual Fall Festival on Main on Saturday, October 16.

After a year of uncertainty in the world, we can’t wait to see you again! This year’s festival is going to be one to remember. Great entertainment and local talent, including big bands and local artists, gymnastics, pumpkin carving contest, cake walk, Mickey and Minnie, Peppa Pig and Chase from Paw Patrol. We will have a juggler, balloon artist, stilt walker, bouncy houses and lots of other surprises. Our festival brings in people and vendors from all over the state and our last festival brought in over 2,000 people to our beautiful small town.

If you would like to be a vendor click HERE.

If you would like information on how to become a sponsor, please click HERE.

To The Citizens of Mount Gilead:

I know there are many folks in Mount Gilead that are really concerned about the status of the COVID-19 virus in our community and I’m sure everyone at this time realizes the spread of the virus presents a health crisis unprecedented in our lifetime. Your Town Board and staff have taken this situation very seriously and promptly adjusted normal operations to comply with CDC guidelines to protect the health of our community and ensure essential services would continue. The Town Board declared a “State of Emergency” for Mount Gilead on March 20th to enable access to state and federal resources, and the authority to take additional necessary action.

To curb the spread of this virus, it is imperative that everyone should adhere to our Governor’s “Stay At Home” order and follow the CDC guidelines for personal protection. Please only travel outside of your home for an essential purpose as defined by the Governor’s Executive Order. Links with more information on the order and other guidance can be found on the Mount Gilead website ( or the Montgomery Count website (

These anxious times have a tendency to spawn rumors that are entirely or mostly false. Please refrain from giving credit to rumors and instead, rely on the facts publicized by the Health Department and other official government sources. Our town is a strong and amazing community. We will weather this crisis together and will get back to normal activities soon. We will keep you informed as time progresses. In the meantime: PRACTICE “SOCIAL DISTANCING” AND STAY SAFE!

God Bless
Chip Miller
Mayor of Mount Gilead

Additional Resources:

Stay At Home Executive Order - Frequently Asked Questions
Governor Roy Cooper's other Executive Orders
Montgomery County - General Resources
Montgomery County Health Department
NC Depart. of Health and Human Services - Coronavirus Information
Centers for Disease Control Guidance

Mt. Gilead, North Carolina... Mount Gilead, NC is a charming small town located between Charlotte and Greensboro at the foot of the Uwharrie Mountains, the oldest mountain range in North America. Our citizens enjoy a quiet peaceful way of life without the hustle and bustle of a larger city and with Mother Nature at your front door.

The Mount Gilead Downtown Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.