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Welcome to Mount Holly ...

The city of Mount Holly is located in Gaston County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Mount Holly: Mt. Holly

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Holly has a population of 16,264 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Mount Holly is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Mount Holly: (704) and (980)<5>

Websites for Mount Holly ...

Official Website:   www.ci.mount-holly.nc.us/

Junior League:   www.jlgaston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Holly had an population of 16,264 people. This is an increase of 19.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Holly had a population of 13,656 people (which is 6.63% of the total population of Gaston County). This makes Mount Holly the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mount Holly represents 0.14% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,656 people, the population of Mount Holly increased 41.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,618 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Holly.

Communities Also Named Mount Holly ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Mount Holly - they are located in Arkansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Mount Holly ...

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

  • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Mount Holly
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<7>
  • Gastonia [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
    • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Mount Holly
    • 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]
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    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Mount Holly
    • 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]
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    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Mount Holly
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Davidson [Iredell County]
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      • Davidson [Iredell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Mount Holly
      • 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<7>
    • Tega Cay [York County]
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      • Tega Cay [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Mount Holly
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<7>
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
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      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Mount Holly
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Mount Holly
      • 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>
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Mount Holly
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Mount Holly
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<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 Mount Holly. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Holly.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Holly ...

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

Adding Mount Holly to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Gaston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mount Holly: www.ci.mount-holly.nc.us/

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 Mount Holly.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Holly - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Holly) 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 Mount Holly. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount HollyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Holly. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3071, Longitude: -81.0140       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Holly 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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