Gold Towns

There are 2 gold towns in Arizona: Gold Canyon, which is between Phoenix and Globe, a mining town, and Golden Valley, which is near Kingman. About 20,000 people live amid gold in Arizona if you combine the 2. Gold was discovered in Arizona in many places like Globe, a town that is mentioned above. Globe is, however, far more known for its copper than for its gold. Gold was also discovered in Alaska, leading to a major gold rush in the Klondike; but there are no gold towns in this state today but there’s a town named Chicken.

Gold was discovered in California in 1848. This, of course led to a famous gold rush. You would expect more gold towns to result, but they have not. Gold River is a suburb of Sacramento and Golden Hills is not too far from Bakersfield, a town not known for its gold. Gold was found all over
Colorado but there aren’t many gold towns in this state today. There’s a famous gold town in Colorado west of Denver. It’s called Golden and its known for its Coor’s Brewery and several tourist attractions, and there’s a small town named Goldfield near Cripple Creek, where gold was certainly found.

Florida is not known for its gold mines, but there are 5 gold towns there now, including a suburb of Orlando called Goldenrod. More than 70,000 Floridians live in a town with gold in its name. There are far more gold than silver towns in the United States. There are at least 15 more gold towns in the USA.

I am surrounded by gold in both Oregon and Washington. I’ve been to Gold Beach, OR more than once and to Goldendale, WA more than one time too. It’s a nice town at the top of the Columbia Gorge known for stargazing. There’s a Gold Bar, WA too not too far from a town called Index up in the mountains east of Seattle.

The most popular gold town name is probably Gold Beach, but the only place I have been where gold is found on nearby beaches is Nome, Alaska.

There are gold towns in Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, where you can sit in a Golden Grove near the town of Greenville.


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