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Our Genealogy Helper for Gastonia ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Gastonia (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Gastonia. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Gastonia is located in Gaston County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gaston County: Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg & York (SC).

Below are the counties that are near Gastonia. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Gastonia:

  • Gaston County     (The home county of Gastonia)
    • Smyre [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyre
      • Smyre [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyre
    • Dallas [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • 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<3>
    • Ranlo [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranlo
      • Ranlo [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranlo
    • South Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gastonia
      • South Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Gastonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gastonia
    • Lowell [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Gaston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • 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<3>
    • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer Mountain
      • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Estimated population in 2016: 36 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer Mountain
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • 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<3>
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cramerton
      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • 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<3>
    • McAdenville [Gaston County]
    • Catawba [Gaston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catawba
      • Catawba [Gaston County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • 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<3>
    • Stanley [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>
  • Burke County
    • Ramsey [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramsey
      • Ramsey [Burke County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramsey
    • Long View [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
      • Long View [Burke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • Hildebran [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildebran
      • Hildebran [Burke County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hildebran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildebran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildebran<3>
    • Icard [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Icard
      • Icard [Burke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Icard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Icard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Icard<3>
    • Rhodhiss [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodhiss
      • Rhodhiss [Burke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodhiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodhiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhodhiss<3>
    • Connelly Springs [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connelly Springs
      • Connelly Springs [Burke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connelly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Connelly Springs<3>
    • Rutherford College [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutherford College
      • Rutherford College [Burke County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherford College
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutherford College<3>
    • Valdese [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<3>
  • Cabarrus County
    • Cannon Crossroads [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Crossroads
      • Cannon Crossroads [Cabarrus County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Cannon Crossroads has also been known as:
      • Cannon Cross Roads
      • Cannon's Crossroads
      • Wallace Cross Roads
      • Wallace Crossroads
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Crossroads
    • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<3>
    • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kannapolis
      • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kannapolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kannapolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kannapolis<3>
    • Concord [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Cabarrus County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<3>
    • Midland [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Cabarrus County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland<3>
  • Caldwell County
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<3>
  • Catawba County
    • Killian Crossroads [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killian Crossroads
      • Killian Crossroads [Catawba County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killian Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killian Crossroads
    • Maiden [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Catawba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maiden<3>
    • Olivers Crossroads [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olivers Crossroads
      • Olivers Crossroads [Catawba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olivers Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olivers Crossroads
    • Providence Mill [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Mill
      • Providence Mill [Catawba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Mill
    • Drums Crossroads [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drums Crossroads
      • Drums Crossroads [Catawba County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drums Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drums Crossroads
    • Duan [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duan
      • Duan [Catawba County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duan
    • Plateau [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plateau
      • Plateau [Catawba County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plateau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plateau
    • Blackburn [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
      • Blackburn [Catawba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn
    • Lake Norman of Catawba [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Norman of Catawba
      • Lake Norman of Catawba [Catawba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Norman of Catawba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Norman of Catawba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Norman of Catawba<3>
    • Terrell [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrell
      • Terrell [Catawba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terrell<3>
    • Banoak [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banoak
      • Banoak [Catawba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banoak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banoak
    • Bandy [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bandy
      • Bandy [Catawba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bandy
  • Cleveland County
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • 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<3>
    • White Plains [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Cleveland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Stony Point [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Point
      • Stony Point [Cleveland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Point
    • Waco [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waco
      • Waco [Cleveland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waco
    • Stubbs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stubbs
      • Stubbs [Cleveland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stubbs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stubbs
    • Grover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Cleveland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<3>
    • Light Oak [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Light Oak
      • Light Oak [Cleveland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Light Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Light Oak
    • Pleasant Hill [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Cleveland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Elizabeth City [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth City
      • Elizabeth City [Cleveland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth City
    • Wilson [Cleveland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Cleveland County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson Springs
      • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 628 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Springs
    • Briarwood Townhouses [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarwood Townhouses
      • Briarwood Townhouses [Cleveland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briarwood Townhouses have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood Townhouses
  • Iredell County
    • Davidson [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidson
      • Davidson [Iredell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davidson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davidson<3>
    • Mayhew [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhew
      • Mayhew [Iredell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayhew
    • Mount Mourne [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Mourne
      • Mount Mourne [Iredell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Mourne
    • Doolie [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doolie
      • Doolie [Iredell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doolie
    • Mooresville [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresville
      • Mooresville [Iredell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,962 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooresville<3>
    • Troutman [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutman
      • Troutman [Iredell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,817 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutman<3>
    • Statesville [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statesville
      • Statesville [Iredell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Statesville<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Iron Station [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Station
      • Iron Station [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Station
    • Crouse [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouse
      • Crouse [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouse
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • 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<3>
    • Lowesville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowesville
      • Lowesville [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowesville
    • Machpelah [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machpelah
      • Machpelah [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Machpelah
    • Boger City [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boger City
      • Boger City [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boger City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boger City
    • Denver [Lincoln County]
    • Westport [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
      • Westport [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Brook [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Brook
      • North Brook [Lincoln County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vale [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mecklenburg County
    • Paw Creek [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paw Creek
      • Paw Creek [Mecklenburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paw Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dalton Village [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton Village
      • Dalton Village [Mecklenburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pinecrest [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Pinecrest [Mecklenburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
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    • Yorkmont [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkmont
      • Yorkmont [Mecklenburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
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    • Spring Lake [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Lake
      • Spring Lake [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilmore [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Wilmore [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
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    • Greenville [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Greenville [Mecklenburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
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    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntersville
      • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • 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.
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    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
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    • Belmont [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Belmont [Mecklenburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chantilly [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Chantilly [Mecklenburg County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
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  • Rowan County
    • Landis [Rowan County]
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      • Landis [Rowan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Ulla [Rowan County]
    • China Grove [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China Grove
      • China Grove [Rowan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,249 people
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  • Rutherford County
    • Ellenboro [Rutherford County]
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      • Ellenboro [Rutherford County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bostic [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bostic
      • Bostic [Rutherford County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bostic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Mills
      • Alexander Mills [Rutherford County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Forest City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Rutherford County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
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  • Union County
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • White Oak [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
      • White Oak [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stallings [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stallings
      • Stallings [Union County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stallings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hemby Bridge [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemby Bridge
      • Hemby Bridge [Union County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,846 people
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    • Lake Park [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Park
      • Lake Park [Union County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,999 people
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    • Indian Trail [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Trail
      • Indian Trail [Union County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesley Chapel
      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waxhaw [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
      • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
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    • Mineral Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairview [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Unionville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Monroe [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cherokee County (SC)
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
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    • East Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Gaffney
      • East Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Gaffney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
      • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
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    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesnee
      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
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  • Chester County (SC)
    • Smith [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Chester County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
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    • Lowrys [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowrys
      • Lowrys [Chester County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowrys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Edgemoor [Chester County]
    • Lando [Chester County]
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
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    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
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  • Lancaster County (SC)
    • Camp Cox [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Cox
      • Camp Cox [Lancaster County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
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    • Colonial Village [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
      • Colonial Village [Lancaster County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
  • Spartanburg County (SC)
    • Cowpens [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpens
      • Cowpens [Spartanburg County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
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    • Pacolet Mills [Spartanburg County]
    • Mayo [Spartanburg County]
    • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Pacolet
      • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Pacolet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clifton [Spartanburg County]
  • Union County (SC)
    • Lockhart [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
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    • Jonesville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
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  • York County (SC)
    • Bowling Green [York County]
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
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    • Lake Wylie [York County]
    • Filbert [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filbert
      • Filbert [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
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    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
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    • Tega Cay [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tega Cay
      • Tega Cay [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
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    • Newport [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
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    • India Hook [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for India Hook
      • India Hook [York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for India Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smyrna [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
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    • Riverview [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [York County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fort Mill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Mill
      • Fort Mill [York County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,929 people
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    • Hickory Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [York County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Gastonia, see our County-by-County Page for Gastonia.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Gastonia ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gastonia.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Gastonia. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Gastonia and those printed in the larger area surrounding Gastonia.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Gastonia.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Gastonia:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Gastonia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gastonia.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Gastonia covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Hollywood Cemetery
  • North Oakland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Oakland Cemetery
    • North Oakland Cemetery has also been known as:
    • North Oakland Street Cemetery
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  • Firestone Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Firestone Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Firestone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Firestone Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Firestone Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Firestone Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Shiloh Cemetery
    • Craig / Jenkins Family Cemetery
    • Gaston Memorial Park
    • Edgewood Cemetery
    • Westview Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Westview Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westview Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cramerton Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Aviary Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aviary Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Aviary Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pisgah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pisgah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pisgah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pisgah Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Cemetery
    • Bowling Green Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Gastonia had a population of 1,033 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Gastonia had a population of 77,640 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Gastonia, with the one closest to Gastonia listed first.

  • Gastonia [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
    • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,033 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gastonia had a post office and railroad service
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  • Dallas [Gaston County]
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    • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 441 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,851 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dallas had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lowell [Gaston County]
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    • Lowell [Gaston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 278 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,744 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lowell had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
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    • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bessemer City had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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.
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  • McAdenville [Gaston County]
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    • McAdenville [Gaston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McAdenville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Bowling Green [York County]
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    • Bowling Green [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bowling Green had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Hardins [Gaston County]
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      • Hardins [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Gastonia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hardins had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Begonia [Gaston County] - Historic
      • While Begonia was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Begonia
      • Begonia [Gaston County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gastonia
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Begonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Begonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
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      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belmont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
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      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Gastonia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 429 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kings Mountain had a post office and railroad service
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    • Clover [York County]
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      • Clover [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 287 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clover had a post office and railroad service
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    • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
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      • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Gastonia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 472 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Holly had a post office and railroad service
      • 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.
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    • Perry [Gaston County]
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      • Perry [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perry had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bethel [York County] - Historic
      • While Bethel was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [York County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Gastonia
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain Island [Gaston County]
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      • Mountain Island [Gaston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 373 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain Island had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Gastonia. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gastonia.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gastonia ...

While our initial data about Gastonia came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Gastonia in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Gastonia.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Gastonia:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Gastonia in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Gastonia for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gastonia. See our Misc Page for Gastonia for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gastonia: www.cityofgastonia.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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gastonia) 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 Gastonia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GastoniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gastonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2622, Longitude: -81.1871    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gastonia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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