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Welcome to High Shoals ...

The town of High Shoals is located in Gaston County.

The location of High Shoals has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, High Shoals has a population of 737 people<2> (see below for details).

High Shoals is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for High Shoals: (704) and (980)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, High Shoals had a population of 696 people. This makes High Shoals the county's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 696 people, the population of High Shoals decreased 4.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 729 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, High Shoals had an population of 737 people. This is an increase of 5.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.1% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for High Shoals.

Communities near High Shoals ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from High Shoals and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Belmont   [Map]   12,046   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cherryville   [Map]   5,978   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cornelius   [Map]   29,191   E   18 miles [29 km]
Gastonia   [Map]   76,593   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Huntersville   [Map]   56,212   E   18 miles [29 km]
Kings Mountain   [Map]   10,791   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for High Shoals.

Communities Also Named High Shoals ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named High Shoals - they are located in Alabama and Georgia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around High Shoals. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of High Shoals. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around High Shoals.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for High Shoals:

Websites for High Shoals ...

 
Junior League:   www.jlgaston.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for High Shoals ...

Looking for more information about High Shoals? 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.

Looking for more information about High Shoals? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to High Shoals, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for High Shoals.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Gaston County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for High Shoals. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for High Shoals.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around High Shoals - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).

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<5>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- High Shoals) 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 High Shoals. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from High Shoals

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Shoals. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3969, Longitude: -81.2008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for High Shoals have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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