Place:Gold Hill, Lee, Alabama, United States

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NameGold Hill
Alt namesGold Minesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1008550
Gold Ridgesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1008550
TypeCommunity
Coordinates32.717°N 85.5°W
Located inLee, Alabama, United States
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Gold Hill is an unincorporated community north-centrally located in Lee County, Alabama, United States, just a few hundred feet south of the Chambers County line. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Area. Today, Gold Hill lies mostly in the corporate limits of Auburn.

History

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Gold Hill was settled in the 1830s, and—despite being in the southern reaches of the territory mined for gold in the 1840s Alabama Gold Rush--was not named for the mineral, but rather for an early settler named Goldsmith. In the 1870s, Gold Hill received a second name, Gold Ridge, after confusion between the railroad stops at Gold Hill and nearby Camp Hill led the postal administration to rename the Gold Hill post office. Despite being "officially" considered Gold Ridge by the United States Postal Service and the railroad, residents have always considered the community to be only Gold Hill.

Gold Hill is also the location of "Roamer's Roost", the home of epilepsy scientist William P. Spratling and his son, silversmith William Spratling.

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