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Around Gastonia ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Charlotte. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the east of Gastonia. Charlotte has a population of 900,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Concord. It is located about 35 miles [ km] to the east of Gastonia and has a population of 98,500 people.

For comparison, Gastonia has a population of 77,600 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Gastonia.<2>

  • Belmont [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<4>
  • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<4>
  • Brown Town [Gaston County]
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    • Brown Town [Gaston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Gastonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Town
  • Cramerton [Gaston County]
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    • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cramerton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cramerton<4>
  • Dallas [Gaston County]
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    • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<4>
  • High Shoals [Gaston County]
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    • High Shoals [Gaston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Gastonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Shoals
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    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
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      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> 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<4>
    • Lowell [Gaston County]
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      • Lowell [Gaston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<4>
    • McAdenville [Gaston County]
    • Ranlo [Gaston County]
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      • Ranlo [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranlo
    • Smyre [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyre
      • Smyre [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Gastonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyre
    • South Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gastonia
      • South Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Gastonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Gastonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gastonia
    • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County]
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      • Spencer Mountain [Gaston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer Mountain
    • Stanley [Gaston County]
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      • Stanley [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> 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<4>
    • Bowling Green [York County]

For more communities neighboring Gastonia, please visit our County-by-County Page for Gastonia.

Gaston County ...

Gastonia is located in Gaston County<5> and is the County Seat.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gastonia ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gastonia.

Airports Near Gastonia ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Gastonia and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Gastonia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gastonia ...

Looking for more information about Gastonia? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Gastonia. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Gastonia, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gastonia.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in North Carolina

About Gaston County

About North Carolina

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gastonia.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Gastonia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gastonia. 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 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    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Gastonia), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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