Gaston County Public Library

City Directories

City directories are frequently used for both genealogical and historical research. The geographical coverage of the various volumes of these directories varies. There are no existing directories for much of Gaston County for many years and those directories which do exist were not published every year.  The first directory for the entire county was published in 1998. Lincoln County has even less coverage. This guide lists the directories in our collection and the areas covered in each. The areas and mill villages included in the early directories were taken from the street listings. For later volumes, the communities covered are assumed to be those listed on the title page.

Many city directories are now online.  Various Gaston County directories between 1910 and 1963 are in the DigitalNC collection.  We have linked to online copies if we know of one.

The directories listed below are in the North Carolina Collection at the Gastonia Main Library. Non-local users: While we do not have the staff to do extensive research, we are happy to check for a name in a volume.

We would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows of existing directories not listed here. Please contact us at:

NCC Librarian, Reference Services
Gaston County Public Library
1555 E. Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-868-2164, ext. 2
Fax: 704-853-0609
refncc@gastonlibrary.org

Gaston County City Directories

Gaston County is a textile county and the directories give an insight into that phase of our history as "mill villages" appear and disappear. As the cities grew, many of these once company-owned villages were swallowed up. Some are still identifiable as communities and others only by the street names they left behind them.

 

Year City Directories
1910-11
  • Gastonia and Suburbs (Volume 1), Piedmont Directory Co. -- This directory includes many mill employees, but does not include the villages in the street listing. The "suburban directory" is only 2 pages long and the listings give only names (not spouses' names) and resdence in another town or simply "county". There is a classified business directory which lists some firms outside Gastonia in Dallas, McAdenville, etc. The listings give only the name of the firm and the town; there are no street addresses. [Microfilm Also: Set 1, Reel 1]
1913-14
  • Gastonia (Volume 2), Piedmont Directory Co.. This directory includes many mill employees, but does not include the villages in the street listing. There is a classified business directory which lists some firms outside Gastonia in Dallas, McAdenville, etc. The listings give only the name of the firm and the town; there are no street addresses. Includes a street listing for Holland Mills and Loray Mills. [Microfilm Also: Set 1, Reel 1]
1918-1919
  • Gastonia (Volume 3), Piedmont Directory Co.. This directory includes many mill employees, but does not include the villages in the street listing. There is a classified business directory which lists some firms outside Gastonia in Dallas, McAdenville, etc. The listings give only the name of the firm and the town; there are no street addresses. Includes Highland Park. [Microfilm Also: Set 1, Reel 1]
1921-1922
  • Gastonia (Volume 4), Piedmont Directory Co. -- This directory includes many mill employees, but does not include the villages in the street listing. There is a classified business directory which lists some firms outside Gastonia in Dallas, McAdenville, etc. The listings give only the name of the firm and the town; there are no street addresses. [Microfilm Also: Set 1, Reel 1; Set 2, Reel 1]
1923-1924
  • Gastonia (Volume 5), Piedmont Directory Co. -- This directory includes many mill employees, but does not include the villages in the street listing. There is a classified business directory which lists some firms outside Gastonia in Dallas, McAdenville, etc. The listings give only the name of the firm and the town; there are no street addresses. [Microfilm Also: Set 1, Reel 2]
1927-1928
  • Gastonia (Volume 6), Piedmont Directory Co. -- This directory includes many mill employees, but does not include the villages in the street listing. There is a classified business directory which lists some firms outside Gastonia in Dallas, McAdenville, etc. The listings give only the name of the firm and the town; there are no street addresses. [Microfilm Also: Set 1, Reel 2; Set 2, Reel 1]
1930-1931
  • Miller's Gastonia (Volume 7), Piedmont Directory Co. -- Street listing includes Armstrong Park and Brookwood. [Microfilm Also: Set 1, Reel 2]
1934
  • Hill's Gastonia (Volume 1), Hill Directory Co. -- Street listing includes Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Park, Chapel Park, Dixon Mills Village, Flint Mfg. Co. -- Villages No. 1 and 2, Gray Mills Village, Groves Mill Village, Love Heights, Osceola Mills Village, Parkdale Mills Village, Piedmont Spinning Mills Village, Ruby Mills Village, Seminole Mills Village, and Winget Yarn Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 1]
1936
  • Hill's Gastonia (Volume 2), Hill Directory Co. -- Street listing includes Arkray Mills Village, Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Park, Dixon Mills Village, Flint Mfg. Co. -- Villages No. 1 and 2, Gray Mills Village, Groves Mill Village, Love Heights, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Osceola Mills Village, Parkdale Mills Village, Piedmont Spinning Mills Village, Ruby Mills Village, Seminole Mills Village, Victory Yarn Mills Village and Winget Yarn Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 2]
1938
  • Hill's Gastonia (Volume 3), Hill Directory Co. -- Street listing includes Arkray Mills Village, Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Chapel Park, Dixon Mills Village, Flint Mfg. Co. -- Villages No. 1 and 2, Gray Mills Village, Groves Mill Village, Love Heights, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Osceola Mills Village, Parkdale Mills Village, Piedmont Spinning Mills Village, Ruby Mills Village, Seminole Mills Village, Victory Yarn Mills Village and Winget Yarn Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 2}
    Available in Ancestry and HeritageQuest.
1940
  • Hill's Gastonia (Volume 4), Hill Directory Co. -- Street listing has note: "Arkray Mills Village--(For numbers formerly listed here see Arkray, Bond and Brown)" Also note at Gray Mills Village--"Numbers formerly listed here now shown according to streets." Street listing includes Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Chapel Park, Dixon Mills Village, Flint Mfg. Co. -- Villages Nos. 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village. Love Heights, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Osceola Mills Village, Piedmont Spinning Mills Village, Ruby Mills Village, Seminole Mills Village, Victory Yarn Mills Village, Winget Yarn Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 2]
    Available in Ancestry and HeritageQuest.
1941
  • Hill's Belmont, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alba Town, Catawba Heights, Cramerton, McAdenville and North Belmont. [Microfilm only]
1942
  • Hill's Gastonia (Volume 5), Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Arkray Mills Village, Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Brookwood, Dixon Mills Village, Fairmont Park, Flint Mills Village No. 1, Flint Mills Village No. 2, Forest Hill, Groves Mills Village, Hillcrest, Linwood Park, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Osceola Mills Village, Ruby Mills Village, Seminole Mills Village, Victory Mills Village, West View Heights, and Winget Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 2]
1945
  • Gastonia (Volume 6), Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Arkray Mills Village, Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Brookwood, Dixon Mills Village, Fairmont Park, Flint Mills Village No. 1, Flint Mills Village No. 2, Forest Hill, Groves Mills Village, Hillcrest, Linwood Park, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Osceola Mills Village, Ruby Mills Village, Seminole Mills Village, Victory Mills Village, West View Heights, and Winget Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 3]
    Available in Ancestry and HeritageQuest.
1947
  • Hill's Gastonia (Volume 7), Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Arkray Mills Village, Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Brookwood, Dixon Mills Village, Fairmont Park, Flint Mills Village No. 1, Flint Mills Village No. 2, Forest Hill, Groves Mills Village, Hillcrest, Linwood Park, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Osceola Mills Village, Ruby Mills Village, Seminole Mills Village, Victory Mills Village, West View Heights, and Winget Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 3]
1949
  • Hill's Gastonia (Volume 8), Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Arkray Mills Village, Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Brookwood, Dixon Mills Village, Fairmont Park, Flint Mills Village No. 1, Flint Mills Village No. 2, Forest Hill, Groves Mills Village, Hillcrest, Linwood Park, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Osceola Mills Village, Ruby Mills Village, Seminole Mills Village, Victory Mills Village, West View Heights, and Winget Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 3 (ends with "PAGE", p. 365); Set 2, Reel 4 (starts with "OUTLAW", p. 364)]
1951
  • Hill's Gastonia (Volume 9), Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Arkray Mills Village, Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Fairmont Park, Flint Mills Village No's 1 and 2, Forest Hill, Groves Mills Village, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Ranlo, Smyre, Victory Mills Village, West View Heights and Winget Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 4]
1953
  • Hill's Gastonia (Volume 10), Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Arkray Mills Village, Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Fairmont Park, Flint Mills Village No's 1 and 2, Forest Hill, Groves Mills Village, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Ranlo, Smyre, Victory Mills Village, West View Heights and Winget Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 5]
1954-55
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Arkray Mills Village, Arlington Heights, Arlington Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Fairmont Park, Flint Mills Village No's 1 and 2, Forest Hill, Groves Mills Village, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Ranlo, Smyre, Victory Mills Village, West View Heights and Winget Mills Village. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 5]
    Available in Ancestry and HeritageQuest.
1956
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Arkray Mills Village, Armstrong Development, Fairmont Park, Flint Mills Village No's 1 and 2, Forest Hill, Groves Mills Village, Mutual Mills Village, Myrtle Mills Village, Ranlo, Smyre, and West View Heights. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 6]
    Available in Ancestry and HeritageQuest.
1957
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, and Springwood. [Microfilm only]
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Armstrong Development, Flint Mills Villages No's 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 6 (ends with "SAIN"); Set 2, Reel 7 (starts with "RUSSELL")]
1958
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, and Springwood. [Microfilm only]
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Armstrong Development, Flint Mills Villages No's 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 7]
1959
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Flint Mills Villages No.'s 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Lowell, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 7 (ends with "JACKSON"); Set 2, Reel 8 (starts with "JACKSON")]
1960
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alaba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, and Springwood. [Microfilm Also]
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Flint Mills Villages No.'s 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Lowell, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights. [Microfilm Also: Set 2, Reel 8]
1961
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alaba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, and Springwood. [Microfilm Also]
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Flint Mills Villages No.'s 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Lowell, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights.
1962
  • Cherryville, Wing Publications, Inc., Directory Division.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Dallas, Flint Mills Villages Nos. 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Lowell, New Hope Acres, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights.
1963
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alaba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, and Springwood. [Microfilm Also]
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Flint Mills Villages Nos. 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Lowell, New Hope Acres, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights.
1964
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alaba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, Springwood, and rural route residents.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Flint Mills Villages Nos. 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Lowell, New Hope Acres, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights.
1965
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alaba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, and Springwood.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Flint Mills Villages Nos. 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Lowell, New Hope Acres, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights.
1966
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alaba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, and Springwood.
  • Hill's Cherryville, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Cherryville rural route residents.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Dallas, Flint Mills Villages Nos. 1 and 2, Groves Mills Village, Lowell, New Hope Acres, Ranlo, Smyre and West View Heights.
1967
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Arlington Heights, Armstrong Development, Bradford Heights, Brookwood, Dallas, Fern Forest, Hillcrest, Linwood Park, Love Heights, Lowell, Morningside Park, New Hope Acres, Ranlo, Smyre, Sunrise Park and West View Heights.
1968
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alaba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, Dickson Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, Springwood and West Cramerton.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Arlington Heights, Armstrong Development, Bradford Heights, Brookwood, Dallas, Fairmont Park, Fern Forest, Hillcrest, Linwood Park, Love Heights, Lowell, Morningside Park, New Hope Acres, Ranlo, Smyre, Sunrise Park and West View Heights.
1969
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Alaba Town, Browntown, Catawba Heights, Dickson Heights, McAdenville, North Belmont, Springwood and West Cramerton.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas and Lowell.
1970
  • HIll's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Hill's Cherryville, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Cherryville rural route residents.
1971
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1972
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Hill's Cherryville, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Cherryville rural route residents.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1973
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1974
  • HIll's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1975
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville and Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Hill's Cherryville, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1976
  • HIll's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville and Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Hill's Cherryville, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1977
  • HIll's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville and Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1978
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1979
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Hill's Cherryville, Hill Directory Co. -- No rural route.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1980
  • HIll's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1981
  • HIll's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Hill's Cherryville, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Hill's Gastonia, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1982
  • Hill's Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, Hill Directory Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1983
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Cherryville, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1984
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1985
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Cherryville, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1986
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Cherryville, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1987
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Cherryville, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Gaston County rural residents directory.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1988
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1989
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Cherryville, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Cherryville rural residents directory.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1990
  • Cherryville, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Cherryville rural residents directory.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1991
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1992
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Cherryville, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Cherryville rural residents directory.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1993
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes McAdenville.
  • Cherryville, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Cherryville rural residents directory.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1994
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Belmont, Cramerton, Mount Holly, and Stanley only.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1995
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Belmont, Cramerton, Mount Holly, and Stanley only.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1996
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Belmont, Cramerton, Mount Holly, and Stanley only.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1997
  • Belmont-Cramerton-Mt Holly, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Belmont, Cramerton, Mount Holly, and Stanley only.
  • Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Dallas, Lowell, and Ranlo.
1998
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Boiling Springs, Casar, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Denver, Earl, Ellenboro, Fallston, Gastonia, Grover, High Shoals, Huntersville, Iron Station, Kings Mountain, Kingstown, Lattimore, Lawndale, Lincolnton, Lowell, Maiden, Matthews, McAdenville, Mooresboro, Mount Holly, Polkville, Rutherfordton, Shelby, Sherrills Ford, Stanley, Vale, Waco.
1998/99
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
2000
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Belmont, Cramerton, Dallas, Gastonia, Lowell.
2001
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Belmont, Bessemer City, Cramerton, Dallas, Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Lowell.
July 2002
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
July 2003
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
July 2004
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
July 2005
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
July 2006
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
July 2007
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
2008
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
2009
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
2010
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
2011
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
2012
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.
2013
  • Greater Gastonia, R. L. Polk & Co. -- Includes Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crouse, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals, Iron Station, Lincolnton, Lowell, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Stanley.

Lincolnton

917.56 LIN NCC. Lincolnton City Directory: including Lincolnton County rural residents directory. Library has: 1967, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993.

Hill's Lincolnton Directory for 1959 and 1961 is at DigitalNC.

Lincoln County is included in the 1998 Greater Gastonia directory.

Lincolnton is included in the July 2002 and later years of the Greater Gastonia directory.

Old Business Directories

Some earlier information on county residents may be found in various statewide business directories that were published for North Carolina. Examples include:

 

Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: City Directories
URL: http://gastonlibrary.org/index.cfm/research/genealogy-local-history/city-directories/
Revised: 18 March 2016