Just a Little History: When the Gold Rush Was in Franklin County

Wake Forest Gazette

Almost every time I say something about the gold rush near Wake Forest, most people think I am joking. Well, it is true that the North Carolina gold rush began far to the south and west of this area, down around Charlotte – from 1804 to 1828 all domestic gold coined by the United States Mint came… Click here to read the full Wake Forest Gazette story