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Encyclopedia > Gaston County, North Carolina
Gaston County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Gaston County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1846
Seat Gastonia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

942 km² (364 mi²)
923 km² (356 mi²)
19 km² (7 mi²), 2.02%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

190,365
206/km² 
Website: www.co.gaston.nc.us

Gaston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 190,365. Its county seat is Gastonia6. Image File history File links Gaston_County_nc_seal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Carolina ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States of America. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States of America. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

Originally, the area today called Gaston County was part of Anson County in 1750, and subsequently seceded to the newly formed Mecklenburg County in 1762. Six years later, the area was again redistricted, to the short-lived Tryon County until 1779, at which time it was incorporated into Lincoln County. Lincoln County was divided in 1846, and its southern half was renamed Gaston for William Gaston (from which Gastonia also takes its name), a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1813 to 1817, and a judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1833 to 1844. Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Tryon County is a former county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... William Gaston (September 19, 1778 - January 23, 1844) was a United States Representative from North Carolina. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... In the United States, the state supreme court (known by various names in various states) is the highest state court in the state court system. ...


Tensions between the earliest European settlers and the Native Americans were eased considerably when the dispute over the boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina was settled in 1772, after which most of the local Native Americans settled on a reservation in South Carolina. Most early farms were small, cultivated primarily by white yeoman farmers. North Carolina's colonial policy restricted the size of land grants, and in Gaston County they tended to be about 400 acres each. One of the earliest grants in the area was given to Captain Samuel Cobrin, commander of a local militia company, on September 29, 1750. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... For the song, see Indian Reservation (song) BIA map of reservations in the United States Tribal sovereignty: Map of the United States, with non-reservation land highlighted. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A land grant is a gift of land made by the government for projects such as roads, railroads, or especially academic institutions. ... Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an organization of citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ...


German influence

German pioneers began settling Gaston County in the mid 18th century and establishing homesteads after migrating southward from the Shenandoah Valley and beyond, via the Great Wagon Road. German settlers established themselves in clusters of independent farmsteads linked by extended family connections and by participation in Lutheran, Reformed, or German Baptist (Dunker) congregations. Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ... The Great Wagon Road, which ran from Pennsylvania to Georgia, was one of the most heavily traveled major routes for settlers in all America. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ...


By 1790 it is estimated 10 to 30 percent of the greater Piedmont population of North Carolina was of German origin, and modern-day Gaston County had an even higher concentration. Outnumbered by English and Scots-Irish neighbors, the Germans were perceived as a distinct group, and many of them strove to maintain German culture and ways. The use of the German language continued well into the 19th century, with a period of transition from German to bilingual, with predominant English usage established between 1825 and 1850. In the late 18th century, German dominated in many churches and families; by the 1835, sermons in Reformed and Lutheran congregations were often preached in both languages. By the late 19th century, German all but disappeared. The term bilingualism (from bi meaning two and lingua meaning language) can refer to rather different phenomena. ...


Similar patterns appeared in architecture. Traditional German construction methods-- often the work of artisans trained in the fatherland-- usually prevailed from the 1750s through the 1780s. The successive decades until the 1820s saw a blending of Germanic traditions and mainstream stylistic developments. Finally, from the 1820s to the Civil War, as popular national ideals homogenized much of the American culture, German descended families acceded to these trends. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Culture (Culture from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning to cultivate,) generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ...


Points of interest

The Peter Hoyle House is the oldest extant structure in Gaston County, located on the Dallas-Stanley Highway. It was built around 1760 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An mid- to late-18th century two-story house in Gaston County, North Carolina, the Peter Hoyle House exhibits important 18th century German-American construction features. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden covers 110 acres in the South Point area of Gaston County, on South New Hope Road. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (450 acres) is a new botanical garden now taking shape at 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, North Carolina. ...


The Gaston County Museum is located in the town of Dallas, North Carolina. Dallas is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ...


The Schiele Museum and Planetarium is a noteworthy science museum and planetarium located in Gastonia that features both permanent and touring exhibits.


Crowder's Mountain State Park, where Raptors soar gracefully in the wind; vegetation reaches to the sky; sheer vertical cliffs drop 150 feet. Enjoy the spectacle from a front-row seat. High atop Crowders Mountain, the highest point in Gaston County, views stretch for more than 20 miles. Crowders Mountain State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a world-class recreation and training facility that will play host to Olympic-caliber athletes and weekend warriors alike. Set among 300 wooded acres along the scenic Catawba River, the multiuse facility has a climbing center, mountain-biking trails and running trails, all within minutes of our hotels, restaurants and shopping. The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a non-profit outdoor recreation facility for whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. ...


Christmas Town, USA - McAdenville, North Carolina - Each December, hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights turn this small mill town into a spectacular holiday display. Visitors stroll down Main Street surrounded by the sights and sounds of Christmas. McAdenville is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ...


Spencer Mountain, North Carolina, which is located in central Gaston County, is the site of the old WBTV television transmitter. It was from this site that the first commercial television signal in North Carolina was broadcast, when WBTV signed on the air in 1949. The tower remains on the mountain today, but is no longer in use as WBTV's primary transmitter. It is used by NWS for its NOAA Weather Radio transmission signal. Spencer Mountain is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... WBTV, channel 3, is the CBS affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Law and government

Gaston County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments. The Centralina Council of Governments is one of the 17 regional North Carolina Councils of Governments (Region F) established by the North Carolina General Assembly for the purpose of regional planning and administration. ...


Law Enforcement

There are multiple law enforcement agencies within the county. Two of these agencies cover the entire county, the Gaston County Police, and the Gaston County Sheriff's Department. [1] Multiple local law enforcement agencies cover the municipalities within the county.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 942 km² (364 mi²). 923 km² (356 mi²) of it is land and 19 km² (7 mi²) of it (2.02%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Townships and Towns

The county is divided into 14 townships: Belmont, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crowders Mountain, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Lowell, McAdenville, Mt. Holly, Ranlo, Riverbend, South Point and Stanley. These are used on a political basis only. The incorporated towns are Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Dallas, Dellview (smallest incorporated town in the U.S. pop. 23), Gastonia, High Shoals, Lowell, McAdenville, Mt. Holly, Ranlo, and Stanley. A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...


Transportation Infrastructure

Major Highways

Image File history File links I-85. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... United States Highway 29 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles (1,667 km) from the western suburbs of Baltimore to Pensacola, Florida. ... Image File history File links US_74. ... U.S. Highway 74 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 524 miles (843 km) from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina to Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... Image File history File links US_321. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ...

Public Transportation

Greyhound and Amtrak both serve Gastonia. Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ...


The Greyhound station in Gastonia is located at 702 Davis Street. It is open Monday thru Saturday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. It is closed Sundays and Holidays.


The Amtrak station in Gastonia is located at 350 Hancock Street. The only train that arrives at Gastonia is the Crescent. The Northbound train (#20) for New York City arrives at Gastonia at 12:56 AM and the Southbound train (#19) for New Orleans arrives at 3:12 AM. The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area  - City  350. ...


Airports

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is a major, full-service airport with passenger flights. It is across the Catawba River in Mecklenburg County in Charlotte. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The Catawba River is a tributary of the Wateree River, approximately 220 mi (354 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Government  - Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - City  280. ...


The city of Gastonia owns and operates Gastonia Municipal Airport, which is a general aviation airport which covers 280 acres and has one runway. Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States of America. ... Gastonia Municipal Airport (IATA: AKH, ICAO: KAKH, FAA LID: AKH) is a public airport located four miles (6 km) south of the central business district (CBD) of Gastonia, a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, USA. This general aviation airport covers 280 acres and has one runway. ...


Adjacent counties

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 190,365 people, 73,936 households, and 53,307 families residing in the county. The population density was 206/km² (534/mi²). There were 78,842 housing units at an average density of 85/km² (221/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 82.98% White, 13.87% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 3.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 73,936 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 13.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $39,482, and the median income for a family was $46,271. Males had a median income of $33,542 versus $23,876 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,225. About 8.30% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Map of Gaston County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Belmont is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Bessemer City is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Cherryville is a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. ... Cramerton is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Dallas is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Dellview is an inactive incorporated town in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States of America. ... High Shoals is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Kings Mountain is a city located in North Carolina. ... Lowell is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... McAdenville is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Mount Holly is a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. ... Ranlo is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Spencer Mountain is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Stanley is a town in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. ...

Education

  • Gaston College - Community College located in Dallas offering Associate Degree, Certificate, and Diploma programs.

Belmont Abbey College - Catholic Liberal Arts College located in Belmont, NC. Gaston College is a community college located in Dallas, North Carolina. ... Dallas is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ...


External links

Coordinates: 35°18′N 81°11′W / 35.30, -81.18 Counties most commonly associated with the Charlote Metro area are in dark red, counties often included are light red, and counties sometimes included are in orange. ... Anson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... For the Spanish financier, see François Cabarrus. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1788 Seat Statesville Area  - Total  - Water 1,546 km² (597 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 3. ... Lancaster County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Stanly County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1524 × 2032 pixel, file size: 524 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) == == I took this photo. ... Nickname: Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Government  - Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - City  280. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States of America. ... Huntersville is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... Matthews is a town located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and a suburb of the city of Charlotte. ... Monroe is a city in Union County, North Carolina, United States. ... Mooresville is a town in Iredell County, North Carolina, U.S.A. The population was 18,823 at the 2000 census. ... Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, and a satellite city of Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Image:Dtsalisbury1. ... Shelby is a city in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. ... Statesville is located at (35. ... The old train depot, now used as a farmers market, in Albemarle. ... Belmont is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Bessemer City is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Chester is a city in Chester County, South Carolina, United States. ... Cherryville is a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. ... Cornelius is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. ... For Davidson County, North Carolina, click here Davidson is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, lying right along the southern edge of the Iredell and Mecklenburg County line. ... Indian Trail is a town located in Union County, North Carolina. ... Kings Mountain is a city located in North Carolina. ... Lancaster is a city in Lancaster County, South Carolina which is in the United States. ... Lincolnton is a city located in Lincoln County, North Carolina. ... Mint Hill is a town located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. ... Mount Holly is a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. ... South Gastonia is a census-designated place located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Unionville is a town in Union County, North Carolina, United States. ... Wadesboro is a town located in Anson County, North Carolina. ... Weddington is a prosperous town located in Union County, North Carolina. ... York is a city located in York County, South Carolina. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Gaston County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (923 words)
Lincoln Country was divided in 1846, and its southern half was renamed Gaston for William Gaston, a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1813 to 1817, and a judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1833 to 1844.
North Carolina's colonial policy of restricted the size of land grants, and in Gaston County they tended to be about 400 acres each.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older.
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