Author contact information:
Peggy Jackson Walls

P. O. Box 442, Auburn, Alabama US 36831

Chilton County, 1969, Courtesy of W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama Libraries

In 1830, gold was discovered in old Autauga County, now Chilton County, AL. Gold mining days boomed in the 1830s and 1840s with two gold rushes, one at Arbachoochee and one at Goldville. Read A history of the South's last mother lode to learn more about gold mining in Alabama.

Arcadia Publishing Company. July 2016. The story of Alabama's two Gold Rushes prior to the California gold discoveries.

Cheaha Mountain is Alabama's highest point at 2,407 feet. Encyclopedia of Alabama and