Gaston County Public Library

U. S. Census 1940 Enumeration Districts: Gaston County

When the 1940 census is released for public use on April 2, 2012, it will not yet be indexed. You can locate people by identifying the Enumeration District in which they lived in 1940 and then browsing the census population schedules for that district.
First, search for any clues that will narrow down the person's address such as city directories, old letters and documents, and the 1930 census.

A 15 page list of the Enumeration Districts in Gaston County has been produced by the The National Archives. Copies will be available at all the libraries. This is an index of the Gaston County places and streets mentioned, giving the page number in the list.

Numbered streets
  • 2nd Ave, Gastonia, p. 5, 6, 7
  • 3rd Ave, Gastonia, p. 6, 7
  • 4th Ave, Gastonia, p. 6
  • 10th St, Cramerton, p. 14
  • 13th St, Bessemer City, p. 1, 2
  • See also County Road [#]; State Highway [#]; and U. S. Road [#]

A
  • Acme-Stowe-North Belmont Mills, p. 13
  • Alexis, p. 3

B
  • Belmont, p. 11, 12
  • Belmont Abbey, p. 14
  • Belmont Junction, p. 11
  • Belmont Town Jail, p. 12
  • Belvidere [Belvedere] Ave, Gastonia, p. 7
  • Bessemer City, p. 1, 2
  • Blackwood Creek, p. 9
  • Branch of Catawba Creek, p. 10
  • Broad St, Gastonia, p. 3, 4

C
  • C and NW Rwy see Carolina and Northwestern Railway
  • Carolina and Northwestern Railway, p. 8, 9
  • Catawba Creek, p. 10, 14, 15
  • Catawba river, p. 14
  • Catawba St, Belmont, p. 11, 12
  • CCC Camp S. C. S. 11, p. 10
  • Cherryville town and township, p. 1
  • Church St, Gastonia, p. 7
  • Civilian Conservation Corps see CCC Camp
  • County Road 94, p. 7
  • County Road 155, p. 9
  • County Road 263, p. 14
  • Cramerton, p. 14
  • Crowder Mountain township, p. 1, 2
  • Cumberland Ave, Gastonia, p. 7

D
  • Dallas, p. 2
  • Dallas township (outside town), p. 3
  • Dellview, p. 1
  • Dix St, Gastonia, p. 5
  • Duheart Creek, p. 14
  • Dutchman's Creek, p. 11

E
  • East Gastonia, p. 7, 8
  • East Woodrow Ave, Belmont, p. 11, 12
  • East Woodworth Ave, Belmont see East Woodrow Ave, Belmont

F
  • Falls St, Gastonia, p. 4
  • Flint, p. 7
  • Franklin Ave, Gastonia, p. 5

G
  • Garbage dump, South Point township -- lane passing by, p. 15
  • Garrison General Hospital, p. 6
  • Gaston County Almshouse, p. 3
  • Gaston County Colored Hospital, p. 4
  • Gaston County Jail, p. 6
  • Gastonia city, p. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Gastonia City Hospital, p. 4
  • Gastonia suburbs (unincorporated), p. 8, 9, 10
  • Gastonia township outside of city, p. 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Greater Gastonia see Gastonia suburbs

H
  • Hardin, p. 3
  • High Shoals, p. 3
  • Highland St/Ave, Gastonia, p. 5, 6
  • Highway... see State Road [#] and U. S. Road [#]
  • Hospital see Garrison General Hospital; Gaston County Colored Hospital; Gastonia City Hospital; North Carolina Orthopaedic Hospital.

L
  • Lincoln Academy, p. 2
  • Lincoln Ave, Gastonia, p. 4
  • Linwood St, Gastonia, p. 5
  • Long Creek, p. 7, 8
  • Long Creek Road, p. 2
  • Lowell, p. 13

M
  • Marietta St, Gastonia, p. 4
  • McAdenville, p. 13
  • Morris St, Gastonia, p. 4
  • Mount Holly, p. 11

N
  • New Hope Road, p. 14, 15
  • North Belmont Mills see Acme-Stowe-North Belmont Mills
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Hospital, p. 10
  • North Central Ave, Belmont, p. 12
  • North Main St, Belmont, p. 11, 12

O
  • Oakland St, Gastonia, p. 6, 7

P
  • P and N Rwy see Piedmont and Northern Railroad
  • Park St, Belmont, p. 11, 12
  • Piedmont and Northern Railway, p. 13
  • Pisgah Church road, p. 8, 9

R
  • Ranlo-Rex-Smyre Mills, p. 7 (twice), 10
  • Ransom St, Gastonia, p. 4, 5
  • Ratchford Ave, Gastonia, p. 3, 4
  • Rex Mills see Ranlo-Rex-Smyre Mills
  • Rhyne St, Gastonia, p. 3, 4
  • River Bend township, p. 11

S
  • Sacred Heart Convent, Belmont, p. 12
  • Saint see St.
  • S. A. L. Rwy see Seaboard Air Line Railroad
  • Seaboard Air Line Railroad, p. 1, 11
  • Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse see Sacred Heart Convent
  • Smyre Mills see Ranlo-Rex-Smyre Mills
  • South Fork of Catawba River, p. 3, 13, 14, 15
  • South Main St, Belmont, p. 12
  • South Point township, p. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
  • Southern Railway, p. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14
  • St. Leo Preparatory School for Little Boys, Belmont, p. 12
  • St Mary's College, p. 14
  • Stanley, p. 11
  • State Road 273, p. 13
  • State Road 274, p. 1, 9, 10
  • State Road 275, p. 3
  • State Road 277, p. 1
  • Stowe Mills see Acme-Stowe-North Belmont Mills

T
  • Todd St, Belmont, p. 12
  • Tuckaseegee, p. 13

U
  • U. S. Road 29, p. 2, 8, 10, 13, 14
  • U. S. Road 74, p. 2
  • U. S. Road 321, p. 3

V
  • Vance St, Gastonia, p. 5, 6

W
  • Ward 1, Gastonia, p. 3, 4
  • Ward 2, Gastonia, p. 4, 5
  • Ward 3, Gastonia, p. 5
  • Ward 4, Gastonia, p. 5, 6
  • Ward 5, Gastonia, p. 6 [split on page]
  • Ward 6, Gastonia, p. 6
  • Ward 7, Gastonia, p. 7

Y
  • York St, Gastonia, p. 4, 6