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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 

15th Annual Mt. Gilead Christmas Parade and Christmas on the Square

The town will hold its annual Christmas Parade and Downtown Christmas on the Square on Saturday, December 4 beginning at 4 p.m. Festivities will continue after the parade with local artisans and food trucks set up on the street. There will a train ride for the kids, a scavenger hunt, raffles,  and lots of other activities being planned by the Downtown Merchants Association. Plan to do some shopping in our local businesses. They will all be open late offering great Christmas ideas and gifts. The Town's  22' Christmas tree will light up the town as dusk settles on Main Street. Please join us for an evening of food, fun and shopping. Festivities will end at 7 p.m.


The Town of Mount Gilead makes every effort to ensure the health and safety of our citizens. As such, we kindly ask that citizens entering Town buildings and facilities or attending Town functions wear a properly secured face mask to help combat the spread of COVID-19. The town provides a secure drop box for your convenience located outside of Town Hall for contactless utility payments using cash, checks or money orders. Please follow all safety guidelines handed down from the NC Governor's Office. Call the Montgomery County Health Department at (910) 576-3521 for information on COVID-19 testing locations and the COVID-19 vaccine(s).


Additional Resources:
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.