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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

Juneteenth Celebration Hosted by Highland Community Center Friday June 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Zoom

Please join the Highland Community Center in celebration of Juneteenth on Friday June 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Zoom. All are welcome. Please use the Zoom information below to join.

Juneteenth (June 19th) is the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. On that day in 1865, a Union General arrived in Texas, to inform all that the civil war was over and all slaves in Texas were free. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in confederate states, became effective two and a half years earlier, some states would not follow the new mandate until the Union forces arrived. This was the case in Texas, the far most western state with 250,000 slaves. African Americans have commemorated this day as the end of slavery and what can happen when you do not give up, even in uncertain times. The struggle continues for equality and on June 19th of each year, there is celebration of how far we have come and how far we must go.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim McAuley (910) 975-1946.

Please use the following information to participate:

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The Town of Mount Gilead Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM at the Mount Gilead Fire Department (106 E. Allenton St.). The Agenda may be viewed HERE. This is a rescheduled meeting from the normal meeting date. For questions, please contact Hiram Marziano at 910.439.6687 or

Mount Gilead Moving Ahead Our Town 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan prepared by Mosaic Civic Studio using input from the Town and the Citizens is now available in its final draft form. This draft will still need to go through both the Planning Board and the Town Board of Commissioners before being adopted as a final document. The Town will host a public forum prior to any final decisions being made (date TBD). If you would like to review the plan, there is a copy at Town Hall for public review or you may click HERE for a digital copy (it is a large file so please give it some time to load). We would be happy to receive your feedback which you may do so by dropping off/mailing a letter at Town Hall or emailing Again, this is a final draft but not an adopted plan.

New Animal Related Regulations in Effect May 1, 2021

The Town of Mount Gilead Board of Commissioners recently amended the Code of Ordinances to improve regulations related to dogs running at-large and animal cruelty which take effect May 1, 2021. The importance of this ordinance amendment is to promote the safety of the community and of the animals themselves. In effect, these regulations create a leash law for dogs when off of their owner’s property. Owners or responsible parties will be required to leash their dogs when they leave their property and must maintain control over their dogs at all times. There are provisions for unattended dogs having suitable accommodations and for cleaning up pet waste from public areas. Further, the Board expanded the regulations under Cruelty to Animals section which requires providing a safe and clean area for shelter, proper veterinarian care and providing for the basic needs of an animal. To view the ordinance as adopted, please click HERE.

Town Hall is currently OPEN to the public with limited conditions in response to the critical circumstances of the current pandemic.  Access to Town Hall is limited to no more than ONE (1) Member of the Public at any given time. A mask is required to enter Town Hall and must be worn the entire time properly with the mouth and nose covered.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who either will not or cannot wear a mask. Those members of the public are welcome to use other methods of interacting with the Town.

Bill payments may still be mailed in, paid online (button at the bottom of this page) or deposited in the drop box outside Town Hall. Meetings with the staff are by appointment only. Email and phone communications are always welcome.


Employment Opportunity - Part-Time Public Works/Grounds Workers

The Town of Mount Gilead is seeking part-time maintenance and grounds workers. Must be 18 years of age to qualify and possess a valid NC driver’s license, pass a pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check.

This position will require some heavy lifting, operating of small equipment such as mowers, weed eaters and leaf blowers and other physical labor as needed.  Must be able to stand, bend or stoop for long periods of time and withstand extreme hot/cold outdoor temperatures.

Immediate openings for three positions. Hours/days may vary Monday – Thursday 7am-3 pm (30-hour work week). $8.00/hr. Paid bi-weekly direct deposit. Job will start immediately and end around September 10, 2021.

Employment applications available at HERE.

Contact info: (910) 210-0951 110 W. Allenton St., Mt. Gilead, NC.

Employment Opportunity – Police Patrol Officer I

Town of Mount Gilead, NC (pop 1,180)

The Town of Mount Gilead is seeking two full-time entry-level Police Patrol Officers. Qualified applicants should possess, at a minimum, all the following:

• Valid, current NC driver’s license

• Successful completion of a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course.

• Possess a current N. C. law enforcement certification or the ability to be certified without delay with the N.C. Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division.

• Ability to pass an extensive background investigation, interview process, physical/drug screening and a psychological examination.

• Minimum Education Requirements of High School graduate or successful completion of General Education Development (GED) program.

Entry level salary is $36,000.00 with a competitive and comprehensive career development plan in place. Town of Mount Gilead offers a competitive municipal benefits package including health, dental and life insurance, State retirement, Supplemental Retirement, Sick/Vacation Leave Accrual, paid holidays, uniforms and duty equipment provided. Experienced, lateral transfers are preferred candidates, but inexperienced candidates will be considered for the position.

The Town of Mount Gilead is committed to providing a work force that is reflective of the diversity of our population. Qualified candidates from all walks of life are encouraged to apply for this position.

Application packet and job description are available for download at:

Please complete ALL documents and mail or email to the address listed below.

Send completed packet to:

Town of Mount Gilead,

Attn: Police Officer Position

P.O. Box 325

Mt. Gilead, NC 27306


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.