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Gaston County, North Carolina


Gaston County Neighborhoods

Gaston County administrative offices are located at 128 West Main Street, Gastonia, NC 28053; phone: 704-866-3196.

The area that would become Gaston County was settled as early as the 1750s when a band of Dutchmen, including James Kuykendall established a fort at the confluence of the Catawba and South Fork Rivers. The county was organized in 1846 and named for William Gaston [1778-1844] who had served in both the North Carolina House of Representatives and the Senate.