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

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.


Police Officer

The Town of Mount Gilead, NC (pop 1,180) is seeking a Police Officer – Patrol

Qualified applicants will possess, at a minimum, all of the following: Valid NC driver’s license. Successful completion of a North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training course. Possess a current certification or the ability to be certified without delay with the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division. Ability to pass an extensive background investigation, interview process and a physical and psychological examination. Minimum of a High School graduate or successful completion of General Education Development (GED) program. A competitive municipal benefits package including: health and dental insurance, retirement, accrued sick time, accrued vacation time, 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. This position will remain open until filled. 

Applications available here: Police Employment Application

Please complete all three documents and mail or email to the address below. Send the completed packet to: 

Send completed application documents to: Town of Mount Gilead, Attn: Police Officer Position, P.O. Box 325, Mount Gilead, NC 27306 or email to: 

EOE.  Open until filled.


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.

As a Main Street America Affiliate™, The Town of Mount Gilead, NC is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

Main Street America™ |  NC Main Street  |  NC Main Street Conference
Nationally Recognized.  Locally Powered.™

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

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