Arbacoochee Alabama

Alabama Gold

Arbacoochee in Cleburne County, Alabama was the site where gold was first discovered in Alabamam in 1832. Arbacoochee was located near the present CR-42 between SH 46 & SH 9, nine miles southeast of Heflin, Alabama.This was a gold-mining town that was established in the mid 1830s. By 1845 the population had grown to around 5,000 people, with most of the residents living in either tents or shacks.

Gold Mining in Alabama

Significant amounts of gold have come from Alabama, making it one of the better gold producing states east of the Mississippi River. Gold has been found in both lode and placer deposits, with the majority coming from area in the east central part of the state up next to the Georgia border.

GOLD PROSPECTING IN ALABAMA

Men Panning Gold Created / Published [between ca. 1900 and 1927]

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