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Welcome to High Shoals ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, High Shoals has a population of 749 people<3> (see below for details).

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

High Shoals is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for High Shoals: (704) and (980)<5>

Websites for High Shoals ...

Junior League:   www.jlgaston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, High Shoals had an population of 749 people. This is an increase of 7.61% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.74% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 729 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near High Shoals ...

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

  • Gastonia [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
    • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of High Shoals
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<7>
  • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntersville
    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of High Shoals
    • 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<7>
  • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornelius
    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of High Shoals
    • 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<7>
  • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
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    • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of High Shoals
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Catawba County]
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      • Newton [Catawba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of High Shoals
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<7>
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
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      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of High Shoals
      • 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of High Shoals
      • 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>
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of High Shoals
      • 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<7>
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of High Shoals
      • 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of High Shoals
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<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 High Shoals. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for High Shoals.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around High Shoals.

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

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.

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for 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>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 High Shoals.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around High Shoals - 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 'straight-line' (or 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from High ShoalsOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for High Shoals 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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