Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Dorn Gold Mine

Marker ID: SCHM 33-9
Location: In McCormick on SC 28, at intersection with Roads 11 and 32
County: McCormick
Coordinates: N 33° 54.778    W 082° 17.837
  33.912967    -82.297283
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.


Area resident William B. Dorn discovered gold here and developed this mine which produced a yield of $72,000 from 1857 to 1859. The mine was later owned by Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of the reaper, for whom the town of McCormick is named. The mine operated at intervals until as late as the 1930s.

Erected by the McCormick County Historical Commission - 1983


Two sided - Dorn's Mill