This was the most notable gold-mining region in the country before the California gold rush in 1849. The Morrow Mine here, opened before 1835, was one of the earliest gold mines in which underground mining was employed. Profitably worked for a number of years, it was finally closed. Many other unworked mines are near by.
Geographic Location: Buckingham County
Physical Description of Location: Dillwyn, VA 23936. Located on North Madison Hwy (Hwy 15), 0.6 miles northeast of the intersection of North Madison Hwy (Hwy 15) and South Constitution Route (Rt. 20). Marker is on the left when traveling northeast on North Madison Hwy (Hwy 15).
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