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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 will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Mount Gilead Moving Ahead Our Town 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Monday, August 2, 2021 at the Mount Gilead Fire Station located at 106 East Allenton Street, Mount Gilead. The hearing will be at 7:00 PM or as soon thereafter. If you have any questions, please contact Hiram Marziano at or 910.439.6687.


The Town of Mount Gilead is seeking a qualified Town Manager. Located in the center of the state, Mount Gilead is nestled just off the banks of Lake Tillery and borders the Uwharrie Mountains. A combination of historic small-town atmosphere with all the amenities of an outdoor enthusiast’s dream location. Located just an hour away from the state’s metropolitan areas, Mount Gilead serves a small town of well-established, long time area citizens as well as a large and continuously growing residential lake area. The Town is a full-service municipality that includes Administration, Police, Streets, Water and Wastewater collections, Wastewater Treatment plant and Parks and Recreation. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic go-getter that can lead the community in their efforts to improve their infrastructure, encourage business growth in all areas of the Town and enhance the historic downtown district. The Town Manager is appointed by and works under the direction of an elected Mayor and a four-member Board of Commissioners.

QUALIFICATIONS: Four-year college degree in Public or Business Administration preferred or equivalent of education and professional training and relevant experience. Certified in Municipal and County Administration is a plus. Candidates should possess abilities in the areas of budgeting, planning and zoning, economic development, grant writing, public works, consensus building, community involvement and internal/external team building. The Town Manager is considered the Budget Officer for the Town and is responsible for all aspects of developing and maintaining the Town’s budget.  The ideal candidate is someone with strong communication skills, an excellent personality and can provide quality and joyous customer service to a broad range of stakeholders.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary DOE, NC Local Government Retirement, NC State Health Plan, dental, vision, life, optional 401k with 5% match, vacation and sick leave accrual. In lieu of a standard application form, candidates should submit a letter of interest, current resume with personal and work references and any other desired supporting materials to Mayor and Board of Commissioners, PO Box 325, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 or by email to Applications accepted until filled. EOE.


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.

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 has been reviewed by the Planning Board and a recommendation has been sent to the Town Board of Commissioners. 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.

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.