Gatonia, North Carolina
Gatonia (UK) Gastonia) is a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, the United States of America, and is the county office location. The population in the 2010 census was 71,741. It is the largest population in Gaston County and is the 13th in the state. It belongs to the Charlotte Metropolitan Area and is the second largest satellite city in the area after the Concord. It is still growing steadily and the population in 2000 and 2010 was an 8.2% increase.
|City of Gastonia, North Carolina|
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|35 degrees 15 minutes 19 seconds north latitude and 81 degrees 10 minutes 49 seconds west longitude / 35.25528 degrees north latitude and 81.18028 degrees west longitude / 35.25528 degrees; -81.18028 Coordinates: 35 degrees 15 minutes 19 seconds north latitude and 81 degrees 10 minutes 49 seconds west longitude / 35.25528 degrees north latitude and 81.18028 degrees west longitude / 35.25528 degrees; -81.18028|
|- Mayor||John Bridgman (Democratic Party)|
|· Total||50.7mi2 (131.4km2)|
|· Land||50.5mi2 (130.8 km2)|
|- Water surface||0.2mi2 (0.6 km2)|
|equal time||UTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)|
|· Daylight saving time||UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)|
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|GNIS feature ID||0985606|
It was named after William Gaston, a judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
The United States National Register of Historic Places in the city include private hospitals, Gaston Memorial Hospital, Craig Farm, Historic Center of Gatonia, First State Bank Building, Gaston County Office Building, Gastonia High School, David Jenkins Residence, Laulay Mill Historical Area, Robinson-Gardner Building, Third State Bank Building, William J. Wilson's Residence.
For Gasthonia, latitude 35 degrees 15 minutes 19 seconds north and longitude 81 degrees 10 minutes 49 seconds west / latitude 35.25528 degrees north and longitude 81.18028 degrees west / 35.25528 degrees west; -81.18028 (35.255220, -81.180249). It is located in the center of geography of Gaston County.
According to the National Census Bureau, the total area of the city is 50.7 square miles (131.4 km2), of which the land area is 50.5 square miles (130.8 km2), the water area is 0.23 square miles (0.6 km 2), and the water area is 0.45%. The area of Gatonia accounts for 14% of Gaston County.
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In the past decade, many companies have been closed down and the number of jobs has decreased, making Estonia a difficult time. Even now, the labor force in the relatively strong manufacturing industry is maintained, but many workers are laid off and many more are unemployed. The unemployment rate in 2010 was 7.9%. Of the 71,341 people, 12,536 of them work in the city, and the number of them increases by 10,610 during the day. The international headquarters of Parkdale Mills, the world's number one textile company, is located in the city. The company operated manufacturing facilities in and around the city. Like other companies, Parkdale closed its factories and moved production to other countries.
Other manufacturing companies include Wick Filtration Co., Freightliner LLC, Stavias, Curtis Light Controls Engineering Systems and Radic Group. Other major employers include the Government of Gaston City and Gaston County, the School District of Gaston County, and Carromont Health Care (Gaston Memorial Hospital). The retail company Wal-Mart has two stores, and the Advance AutoParts has six stores and a distribution center.
art and culture
There are some notable tourist spots in Gasthonia and surrounding areas
At the Seal Natural History Museum, there are permanent exhibits, including the North Carolina Natural History Hall and the Henry Hall about American Indians. There is also the only James H. Lin Planetarium in the Charlotte metropolitan area.
The Daniel Stow Botanical Garden is located in the southeast of the city along North Carolina State Road 279.
The National White Water Center of the United States, along the Katoba River, is located in the east of the city in neighboring Mecklenburg County.
Crowders Mountains State Park is west of the city in Kings Mountain City. The park has many hiking roads, including camp sites, picnic sites, rock climbing sites and fishing sites.
East Ridge Mall at No. 20 of North New Hope Road is the only indoor shopping mall in the area. The anchor shop is Berg, Dillers and J.C. Penny. The mall has over 80 specialty shops including Victoria's Secret, Aero Poster, Pac-San, Foot Locker, Hivette Sports, Clays, Hollister, Charlotte Las, New York & Co., Best by Mobile, Radio Shack, Hat Fantastic, Angkor by Shoe Department, and a full-service food coat including red lobster.
Franklin Square, a series of shopping districts, is divided into three stages. Phase I includes Wal-Mart, bed buses and visions, best buy, lost dress for Les and Michael's. Phase II includes K-Mart, Rows Home Implementation Warehouse and Sams Club. Phase III includes Calls, Old Navy, Books a Million, Gander Mountain, Shoe Carnival, Peer 1 Imports, and Pet Smart. There are also 14 screen theaters.
There are several other shopping centers in the city, and there are retail stores known throughout the country and in the provinces.
The baseball Gastonia Grizzlies at the Sims Region Park. It belongs to the Coastal Plain League and includes university-level players. One season is from May to August.
The rugby union Gastonia Gargolds is playing at North Belmont Park in Gaston County. It belongs to the Carolina Geoggraphical Union and plays the men's social rugby under Vision 4. There are two seasons of autumn (August to November) and spring (February to May). In Clover, South Carolina, a rugby seven tournament is also held every year in the first or second Saturday Clover Scottish Games.
There are two teams that play roller games: G*Force (senior) and Mini*Gs (junior). The game is played on the Kates Skating Links on Hudson Avenue.
The police in the city are in charge of the Gastonia Police Station, the Gaston County Police Station and the Gaston County Sheriff's Office.
Fire and Emergency
At the Gastonia Fire Station, there are 16 fire engines including a ladder and a pump. There is a powerful volunteer-led fire brigade in Gaston County. EMS in Gaston County provides emergency services.
elementary secondary education
All public primary and secondary schools in Gaston County, including City of Gastonia, belong to Gaston County School District. It runs elementary schools, junior high schools and high schools.
There are five public high schools, including Ashbrook, Forrest View, Hunter Haas, Highland Industries, and Stuart W. Kramer.
There are private schools. The Gaston Day School, the Gaston Christian School, etc.
At the Charter School, there is a Piedmont Community Charter School, where students are teaching 12 years from kindergarten.
higher education institution
There are no colleges or universities in the city, but higher education institutions exist in the urban areas of Gasthonia. Belmont, Gaston County has a four-year Belmont Abbey College, Lincoln County in Dallas and Lincoln County, and Belmont has a two-year Gaston College.
The Metropolitan Library has three branches in the city.
"Gaston Gazette" is a major newspaper in Gatonia. It is a daily paper covering the City of Gaston and the surrounding area. The largest newspaper in North Carolina, the Charlotte Observer, was available and was previously covering Houston and Lincoln Counties on Wednesday and Sunday, but has been reduced in recent years.
There are no TV stations in the city that have their licenses down, but national and independent stations are broadcasting from nearby charlotte. Cable TVs are mainly made by Time Warner Cable.
The radio broadcast that can be heard in Gasthonia is mainly based in Charlotte. The city has one AM radio station, one FM radio station and one station.
High-standard roads and main roads in the city
Interstate Expressway Route 85 connects directly from Gatonia to Charlotte, Greensborough, Durham, Petersburg/Richmond, Virginia, northeast, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama. The transportation network in Gasthonia is covered by National Route 321, an exclusive road for automobiles, and its exclusive road is connected to Gatonia and Interstate Expressway Route 40, a transcontinental crossing, and is connected to Hickory City, which is 35 miles (56 km) north of Gasthonia. Furthermore, a paid garden parkway is planned to ring the west of Gasthonia on the expressway. It will also be connected to Charlotte in the southeast, Interstate Expressway Route 485 and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
National Route 20, 74 and 321 of the U.S. National Route 74 (these two join together in Gaston County) run through Gatonia's city. National Route 29 runs parallel to Interstate Expressway Route 85 in both Carolina states, and Route 74 is an east-west highway that connects Charlotte and Wilmington in the east, Ashville in the west, and Cherokee in the west. Route 321 connects Gatonia with the Blue Ridge Mountains in central South Carolina and northwestern North Carolina.
On the state roads, Route 7, 274, 275 and 279 run through the city.
The main roads in the city are Franklin Avenue, Galison Avenue, Hudson Avenue, Ozark Avenue, Long Avenue, Airline Avenue and Gaston Avenue, which are east-west main roads, and Newhope Road, Chester Street, York Street, and Marieta Street which are north-south main roads.
The Gasthinian traffic is the owner of the city's transportation. Regular bus services cover most of the city. It is operated from Monday to Saturday, and you can change trains at Bradley Station, the central town of Gatonia. The usual fare is $1 and the transfer is free.
Charlotte Regional Transportation System operates a commuter bus to Charlotte. Between Monday and Friday, Gastonia Express makes buses run back and forth between Monday and Friday up-town in Charlotte. It runs through Bradley Station on the way. The one-way fare to Charlotte's uptown is $4.40. The Charlotte Regional Transportation System is free to transfer to a bus.
The Crescent, the long-distance passenger train of Amtrak, links Gasthonia with New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. in the north, Charlotte, Atlanta in the south, Birmingham in Alabama, and New Orleans in Louisiana. The unmanned station, Gastonia, is located on Hancock Street 350.
There are two airports in the vicinity of Gatonia. The AKH is responding to civil aviation demand in the city. It is located in the southeastern part of the city near North Carolina State Route 274. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the entrance to both domestic and international flights, 18 miles (29 km) east of Gatonia, and is located in Charlotte. It is the largest hub airport in US Airways.
well known native
- Darrell Armstrong, NBA basketball star, Ashbrook High School graduate
- I studied at Fred Darst, a singer, a film director, a vocalist in Bandlip Bizkit, Hunter High School and Ashbrook High School
- Wesley Ray "Wes" Helms, Major League Baseball player, Ashbrook High School graduate
- Evan Caleijas, Model, Actor, Professional Wrestler
- Kevin Milwood, Major League Baseball player, Atlanta Braves etc.
- Melvin Stewart, Swimmer, Butterfly World Record for Butterfly, Gold at Barcelona Olympics
- Hassan Whiteside, NBA Basketball player born in Gasthonia
- James Warsey, NBA basketball star, Ashbrook High School graduate
It connects the two cities below with sister cities.
- Gotha, Thuringia, Germany
- Santiago de Surko, Lima District, Peru
Gotha became the first sister city when it was concluded in 1994. Santiago de Zurco became an official partner in March 2004. In 2007, the City Mayor Jenny Stalz visited Gotha. In December 2007, the mayor of Santiago de Zurco visited Gasthonia and saw an annual ignition ceremony on the Christmas tree at the Rotary Pavilion. He was invited to the ignition ceremony with a municipal officer.
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- official website
- Gastonia Transit
- Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Gaston County, North Carolina
- Gaston County Schools
- Gaston-County Public Library
- Gastonia, North Carolina, demographics and maps
- The Gaston Gazette