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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

Employment Opportunity

The Town of Mount Gilead is seeking a qualified Town Manager. Mount Gilead is located in the center of the state in close proximity to the Uwharrie National Forest, Town Creek Indian Mound and just off the banks of Lake Tillery. Mount Gilead combines the advantages of a historic small-town atmosphere with all the amenities of an outdoor enthusiast’s dream location. Located just an hour away from the biggest metropolitan areas in the state, Mount Gilead services a growing residential lake area with plenty of growth interest. Mount Gilead is a full-service municipality with services that include Administration, Police, Streets, Water and Collections, Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Parks and Recreation. The Town of Mount Gilead is looking for a candidate that can lead the community in their efforts to improve their infrastructure, enhance the historic downtown district, and entice new growth opportunities. The Town Manager is appointed by and works under the direction of an elected Mayor and a four-member Board of Commissioners.
four-year college degree preferred or equivalent of professional training and relevant experience. Certified in Municipal and County Administration is a plus. Candidates should possess abilities in the areas of economic development, planning and zoning, budgeting, grant writing, public works, consensus building, community involvement, and team building. The ideal candidate is someone with excellent communication skills and an ability to provide quality customer service to a broad range of stakeholders.
Compensation and benefits: competitive salary DOE, NC Local Government Retirement, health, dental, vision and life, optional 401K, vacation and sick leave. In lieu of a standardized application form, applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume, and any other desired supporting materials to Mayor & Board of Commissioners, PO BOX 325, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 or by email to Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline to apply is October 22, 2020. Applications accepted until filled.

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


The Town of Mount Gilead is continuously following the guidelines suggested by the State of North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper and Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Although we are open to the Public, we are not accepting any payment inside Town Hall. Please continue to make payments through our drop box located outside the main entrance to Town Hall, USPS at PO Box 325, Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 or pay online via this website by clicking the orange “Make Utility Payment” at the bottom of this page. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For Zoning, Planning, New Utility services or general information, please consider calling Town Hall to make an appointment. FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO TOWN HALL. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.

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.