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Welcome to Dallas ...

The town of Dallas is located in Gaston County<1>.

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

When the people of Dallas refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dallasite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dallas has a population of 4,799 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dallas.

Dallas is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Area codes for Dallas: (704) and (980)<6>

Websites for Dallas ...

Official Website:   www.dallasnc.net/

Junior League:   www.jlgaston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dallas had an population of 4,799 people. This is an increase of 6.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dallas had a population of 4,488 people. This makes Dallas the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Dallas represents 0.05% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,488 people, the population of Dallas increased 31.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,402 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dallas.

Communities Also Named Dallas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Dallas - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dallas.

Communities near Dallas ...

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

  • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntersville
    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Dallas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntersville<8>
  • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornelius
    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Dallas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<8>
  • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
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    • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Dallas
    • 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<8>
  • Belmont [Gaston County]
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    • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Dallas
    • 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<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
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      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Dallas
      • 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<8>
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Dallas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<8>
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Dallas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<8>
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the west of Dallas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<8>
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Dallas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<8>
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cramerton
      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Dallas
      • 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<8>

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 Dallas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dallas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dallas. 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 Dallas.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dallas ...

Looking for more information about Dallas? 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 Dallas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dallas.

Adding Dallas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dallas 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 Dallas was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Gaston County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dallas: www.dallasnc.net/

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dallas refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dallas may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dallas.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dallas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dallas) 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 Dallas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DallasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dallas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3167, Longitude: -81.1835       In this case, the coordinates for Dallas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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