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Hiddenite is located in Alexander County between Statesville and Lenoir along Highway 90 near Taylorsville, Lookout Shoals Lake, and the South Fork of the Yadkin River. Hiddenite is part of the Hickory-Morganton, North Carolina metro area.

Named after a mineral found locally, the gem was named for William Earl Hidden, a mineralogist sent to North Carolina by Thomas Edison to find platinum. An ancient fault line makes this region rich in minerals, particularly emeralds.

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09/27 Coming to The area
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.