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Welcome to Bessemer City ...

The city of Bessemer City is located in Gaston County<1>.

The location of Bessemer City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bessemer City has a population of 5,585 people<3> (see below for details).

Bessemer City was established in 1756.

The community of Bessemer City is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bessemer City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Bessemer City: (704) & (980)<5>

Websites for Bessemer City ...

Official Website:   www.bessemercity.com/

Junior League:   www.jlgaston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bessemer City had an population of 5,585 people. This is an increase of 4.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bessemer City had a population of 5,340 people. This makes Bessemer City the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Bessemer City represents 0.06% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 128th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,340 people, the population of Bessemer City increased 4.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,119 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bessemer City.

Communities near Bessemer City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bessemer City.

  • Shelby [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Bessemer City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,145 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<7>
  • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
    • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Bessemer City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<7>
  • Belmont [Gaston County]
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    • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Bessemer City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<7>
  • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
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    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Bessemer City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clover [York County]
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      • Clover [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Bessemer City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<7>
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
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      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Bessemer City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<7>
    • Dallas [Gaston County]
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      • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Bessemer City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<7>
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
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      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Bessemer City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cramerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cramerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cramerton<7>
    • Stanley [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Gaston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Bessemer City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<7>
    • Lowell [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Bessemer City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bessemer City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bessemer City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bessemer City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bessemer City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bessemer City. See our Newspapers Page for Bessemer City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bessemer City ...

Looking for more information about Bessemer City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bessemer City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bessemer City.

Adding Bessemer City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bessemer City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bessemer City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bessemer City on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bessemer City on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Gaston County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bessemer City: www.bessemercity.com/

The official website for Gaston County: www.co.gaston.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Gaston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bessemer City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bessemer City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bessemer City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bessemer City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bessemer CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bessemer City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2847, Longitude: -81.2841       In this case, the coordinates for Bessemer City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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