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Gaston County


Gaston County is located in the South-Central Piedmont section of North Carolina. On it’s east border is the Catawba River and Mecklenburg County, towards the west is Cleveland County, on the north is Lincoln County and the south is bordered by York County, South Carolina. Gaston was formed from a lower portion of Lincoln County in 1846.


The County has a temperate climate characterized by moderate temperature variations and moderate humidity. The average temperature is about 60° ranging from an average winter temperature of 43° to a summer average of 78°. The average annual precipitation is 44 inches, and the average relative humidity is 54 percent. The Catawba River with its South Fork provides the major natural drainage for the area.


Gaston County offers a diverse selection of housing. Residents can choose among historical neighborhoods, golf course developments, lake communities, apartments, condominiums and rural housing developments. The area has one of the lowest cost-of-living in the Southeast as well as having housing costs that are below the national average.


The Gaston County public school system is the sixth largest in the State with an enrollment of more than 32,000 students. It is a consolidated system which assures the same quality education for all students both urban and rural. The school system includes special programs, which are available for exceptional students as well as for the handicapped and the learning disabled.


Brace yourself for the ultimate in exhilaration! Golfing, bicycling, hiking, boating, camping and so much more await you if you’re looking for outdoor recreation. Recruit your family, your friends or your co-workers and enjoy that special event or just a great day of fun in Gaston County.


Anyone in business in Gaston County can tell you that in addition to its quiet setting and many recreation areas, the area has a strong ready-for-business attitude. Everything is waiting for you— from industrial parks to Main Street store- fronts—to meet the needs of your business, large or small.


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Just a short drive west of Charlotte, the stress, congestion and pressure of the city give way to a simpler way of life. In short, Gaston County is loaded with activity, entertainment, and history in every direction and manages to hang onto much of its traditional charm and Southern hospitality. Come and see for yourself what all Gaston County has to offer!


BESSEMER CITY


GASTONIA


SPENCER MTN.


RANLO


MOUNT HOLLY


McADENVILLE LOWELL BELMONT CRAMERTON


KINGS MTN.


YORK COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA


4 MONTCROSS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SHOALS


Town Land Areas in Eastern Gaston County Belmont


Cramerton Lowell


McAdenville Mount Holly Stanley


Total County


8.52 square miles 3.83 square miles 2.69 square miles 1.49 square miles 8.50 square miles 2.27 square miles


364 square miles


Town Populations in Eastern Gaston County Belmont ....................................... 10,076 Cramerton ..................................... 4,165 Lowell .......................................... 3,526 McAdenville...................................... 651 Mount Holly ................................. 13,656 Stanley ........................................... 3,556


Total County .............................. 210,477


LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH


STANLEY


Mountain Island Lake


MECKLENBURG COUNTY


CLEVELAND COUNTY


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