Chilton County is known for its peaches and its unique landscape. It is home to swamps, prairies and mountains due to the foothills of the Appalachians which end in the county, the Coosa River basin, and its proximity to the Black Belt Prairie that was long a center of cotton production.
Gold is to be found in every little branch running into Mulberry Creek.
In Chilton County, gold can be found in Mulberry Creek along with its tributaries, the Coosa River, Blue Creek and Rocky Creek, as well as many drainages that are unnamed that will produce placer gold.
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Chulafinnee was a gold mining town about 12 miles south of Heflin, AL. During the boom years, it was about half the size of Arbacoochee, but had more brick buildings.
The mine filed was destroyed by one of the King brothers that were prospectors in the area.
The town was still listed on the state maps as late as 1878.
This “Devil’s Back-bone” ridge crosses the Tallapoosa river in Sec. 32, T 21, R.22, and preserving its general characteristics in a north-easterly course, crosses the Columbus and Western Railroad at Jackson’s Gap Station; and again crosses the Tallapoosa river near the northern borders of the Horse Shoen ;bend in which is locate the old battle ground where Gen. Jackson roiuthed the Indians.
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Louina Alabama was settled by the Indians, pushed to Alabama by the white settlers from the overcrowded east in the 1830s. Louina’s trading post quickly became the metropolis of its day with the area producing quantities of gold. Today Louina is a ghost town.
According to tradition and folklore, the Louina area coughed up gold and silver.
Nuggets weighing up to 4 ounces have been reported from Blue Creek, a short tributary of the Coosa River in the southeastern part of Chilton County Alabama.
Raven found the break in the cave wall just as Melvin had said. He was not sure he could fit in the opening as he was taller and heavier than Melvin but he knew also that his grandfather would not have directed him to crawl in if he had any doubts about his ability to do so.
Gold is still being found in Alabama, mostly in the form of lode gold mining, also called hard rock mining and placer gold found in soils and gravel.
One of Alabama’s most famous lost gold stories is the Yuchi Gold of Paint Rock Valley.
Legend says that somewhere just southeast of Huntsville, Alabama there is a fortune in gold hidden in a cave. According to the legend, the cave has gold ingots stacked within. This Alabama Treasure Legend speculates that the gold came from Spanish soldiers who were killed near Tuscaloosa Alabama by the Yuchi tribe around 1699.
Wedowee Alabama is a small town, population 818, located in east-central Alabama and is the county seat of Randolph County. Early writers on the town reported on the purity of the area’s streams and rivers, its fertile soils, and significant deposits of gold, copper, iron and mica.
Nearly every day there is discovered some new source of wealth in the rich and fertile hills and valleys of Alabama.
Sketch map of the Alabama Crystalline Schists to illustrate preliminary report on the Gold Region of Alabama