First Gaston County Courthouse

First Gaston County Courthouse (HMC70)

Location: Dallas, NC 28034 Gaston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 18.961', W 81° 10.582'

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On This square was located the Courthouse of Gaston County from 1847 until the County seat was moved to Gastonia in 1911. The first structure, built of logs, was replaced by a brick building in 1848. The interior of this latter building, together with many of the public records, was destroyed by fire in 1874; but it was rebuilt within the original walls in 1875.Gaston County was established in 1846, and comprises lands which were formerly a part of Lincoln County. It was named for Judge William Gaston, of New Bern, who wrote the official song of the State of North Carolina the town of Dallas was named for George Mifflin Dallas, Vice President of the United States, 1845-49.The land of which this former County seat was built was donated to Gaston County by Jesse Holland.
HM NumberHMC70
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Placed ByDallas Woman,s Club-Gaston County Historical Society William Chronicle and William Gaston chapters D.A.R
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 483968 N 3908103
Decimal Degrees35.31601667, -81.17636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 18.961', W 81° 10.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 18' 57.66" N, 81° 10' 34.92" W
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Area Code(s)704
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 N Gaston St, Dallas NC 28034, US
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