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Gasters Creekrises in S Lee County and flows SE into Little River.
Gastonformer town in NW Northampton County on Roanoke River. It developed as the N terminus of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, chartered 1835 and completed 1840. The town began to decline after 1865 when the bridge across the Roanoke River was burned. Named for Judge William Gaston (1778-1844). The site is now under the waters of Roanoke Rapids Lake. The modern community of Thelma, across the river, is S of the site. See also South Gaston.
Gastontown in NW Northampton County on Roanoke River. Inc. 1949, at which time the name was changed from Camp's Store. Named for the township and for the old town of Gaston, the site of which is about 5 mi. w.
Gaston Countywas formed in 1846 from Lincoln County. Located in the SW section of the state, it is bounded by the state of South Carolina and by Cleveland, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg Counties. It was named for William Gaston (1778-1844), a member of Congress and a judge of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Area: 363 sq. mi. County seat: Gastonia, with an elevation of 825 ft. Townships are Cherryville, Crowell Mountain, Dallas, Gastonia, River Bend, and South Point. Produces corn, wheat, oats, hay, soybeans, air filters, trucking, nursery products, poultry, hogs, livestock, textiles, hosiery, machinery, corrugated boxes, chemicals, motor-vehicle parts, crushed stone, mica, and sand.
Gaston TownshipNW Northampton County.
Gastoniacity and county seat, central Gaston County. Inc. 1877 and named for the county in which it was located. Replaced Dallas as the county seat, 1909. Produces textiles, hosiery, machinery, corrugated boxes, electronic components, apparel, and motor-vehicle parts. Gaston College, est. 1964, is there. Alt. 825.
Gastonia TownshipS central Gaston County.
Gatescommunity in N Gates County. Alt. 73.
Gates Countywas formed in 1779 from Chowan, Hertford, and Perquimans Counties. Located in the NE section of the state, it is bounded by Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, and Hertford Counties and the state of Virginia. It was named for Gen. Horatio Gates (1728?-1806), commander of Revolutionary forces that defeated Burgoyne at Saratoga, October 1777. Area: 349 sq. mi. County seat: Gatesville, with an elevation of 40 ft. Townships are Gatesville, Hall, Haslett, Holly Grove, Hunters Mill, Mintonsville, and Reynoldson. The area was explored in 1622 by John Pory, who came down from Jamestown, Va. Produces peanuts, corn, soybeans, cotton, hogs, wood products, and lumber.
Gates CourthouseSee Gatesville.