History of Gold Hill, Utah

The sizable town in its hay-day had several stores; Goodwin Mercantile and the Gold Hill Pharmacy, Bertelson's grocery & clothing store, the Home Restaurant and Bakery, and a hotel; the Hillcrest. Gold Hill also had a dentist and doctor. There were the Liberty Garage and two lumber yards, an elementary school and pool hall. There was even a house of ill repute. A newspaper; The Gold Hill Standard carried local news and advertisements for the community.

World War II brought with it a demand for tungsten. Once again the town began to flourish as it shipped out tons of the metal. The town dwindled for a third time as the need for tungsten was gone at the end of the war.

Although mining implements, old ore sites and the occasional cabin in the hills lie dormant now, modern technology has kindled a renewed interest in taking another look at the area. Today it is a ghost town and only a few residents still reside here.

G. William Wiersdorf

See: Utah Place Names; John W. Van Cott, Deep Creek History; Ronald R. Bateman, On-site plaques.

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