History for Gaston County

The first court was ordered to be held at the home of Jesse Holland until a courthouse for Gaston County could be erected. Commissioners were named to select a site for the county seat as near the center of the county as possible provided it was within two miles of Long Creek Baptist Meeting House. They were to acquire land, lay out a town by the name of Dallas, and erect a courthouse. Dallas continued to be the county seat until Gastonia was selected as the county seat by popular vote in 1909.1

Gaston County was named in honor of William Gaston, a member of Congress and a Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.1

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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