Welcome to Gaston County

Come have a great time in Gaston County

About Gaston Conty

Of North Carolina's one hundred counties, Gaston County ranks 74th in size, consisting of approximately 364.5 square miles, and is seventh in population. The county has fifteen incorporated towns. Gaston County is governed by a Gaston County’s most significant natural heritage sites are distributed across the county. They range from Crowders Mountain in the southwest corner to sites east of Stanley and at the mouth of the South Fork Catawba River.seven-member Board of Commissioners.

Tourist attractions

McAdenville better known as Christmas Town USA, is a small town in Gaston County, North Carolina. A lot of people come to this event to have a great time so why don't you come and also have a great time. Also come join us for Gaston County's most popular spring festival! Each year during May the annual Down Home Festival offers visitors a chance to enjoy two days of festival fun. But while your visiting come have fun at the golf courses so don't forget your golf-clubs, and enjoy your stay. We will be delighted to have as many people as we can to come and join us for multiple fun days.

Below are some pictures of the following events stated above.

Little facts

Gaston County History

On December 28, 1894, the town of Gaston was created; it was incorporate into Lexington County in October 4, 1974, with a population of less than 1,000. The original limits of the town only extend one half mile north,east, south and west to form a square mile with the railroad depot of the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad Companies at the center. Over the past 100 years, the town had a sawmill, turpentine distillery,several grits and flour mills. The primary crops during the 1800’sand afterwards were cotton, corn, sweet potatoes and some wheat. Our main street, Highway 321, was a two lane dirt road that was paved around 1927. Quite a number of streets were named after local citizens. No one is sure how the town got it’s name, as the story goes there, are two possibilities. One… The First railroad engineer in the town had a nephew who worked here during the summer of 1891 and his first name was Gaston. Two… The town was named for a couple of brothers from France. They moved their families here during the Indian attacks up north; their last was Gaston.Regardless of how Gaston got its name, we are proud of it. (http://gastonsc.org/home/history)

Commissioners, seven of them

CHAD BROWN (chad.brown@carolina.rr.com)

2008 Lee Ellen Court
Stanley, NC 28164

704-516-8017 (cell)

Riverbend Township
Term Ends: 12/2018

JOE CARPENTER, VICE CHAIRMAN (Joe.Carpenter@gastongov.com)

414 Pinnacle Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

704-867-7716 (home)
704-867-1424 (office)
704-867-1764 (fax)

Crowders Mountain Township
Term ends: 12/2016

ALLEN FRALEY (Allen.Fraley@gastongov.com)

PO Box 399
Cherryville, NC 28021

704-813-4830 (C)

Cherryville Township
Term Ends: 12/2016

TOM KEIGHER (tomkcom@aol.com)

925 Ramsgate Drive
Gastonia, NC 28056

704-864-2797 (home)

Gastonia Township
Term Ends: 12/2018

TRACY PHILBECK, CHAIRMAN (Tracy.Philbeck@gastongov.com)

PO Box 1578
Gastonia, NC 28053-1578

704-617-3087 (cell)

Dallas Township
Term Ends: 12/2018

MICKEY PRICE (Mickey.Price@gastongov.com)

402 Glen Arbor Drive
Belmont, NC 28012

704-825-8280 (Home)

South Point Township
Term Ends: 12/2016

JASON WILLIAMS (Jason.Williams@gastongov.com)

1051 Sapphire Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054

704-813-4469 (Cell)

Gastonia Township

Term Ends: 12/2016

County Seat, and Town/ City councils

Gastonia Dallas, and four councils.