Gaston County

Region: Piedmont
County Seat: Gastonia (1909)
Population: 190,3651
Towns & Cities:  Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Dallas, High Shoals, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Ranlo, Stanley
Gaston County was formed in 1846 from Lincoln County. It is in the southwestern section of the State and is bounded by the state of South Carolina and Cleveland, Lincoln and Mecklenburg Counties.2

Additional County History

Education (2)
Government & Community Bodies (2)
Health & Fitness (1)

1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.


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