Covering nearly one half of North Carolina in the central part of the state, the Piedmont is an area of gently rolling foothills with the occasional boulder or unexpected rock outcropping. The Piedmont region boasts of one of the most dynamic economies in the United States and is home to the state's largest cities and biggest financial institutions. Renowned research universities, textile and furniture factories, tobacco farms, shopping meccas, top golf courses and abundant historic sites are also part of the makeup of the Piedmont.
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Gold Hill Mines Historic Park is a 70 acre park adjacent to the historic gold mining town of Gold Hill, NC. The park is home of the Barnhardt and Randolph Gold Mines, which became the richest mining territory east of the Mississippi during the early to mid-1800'Gold Hill, NC Historic Sites