Gastonia, TX


By: David Minor

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995


Gastonia is on U.S. Highway 175 between Kaufman and Crandall in west central Kaufman County. Settlement began in the late 1800s near the tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Gastonia was a church and school community and shipping point for area farmers. The population, never reported as more than fifty, was estimated at thirty from the late 1970s to 2000. Gastonia was probably named for an early settler, Bill Gaston.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

David Minor, “Gastonia, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/gastonia-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
January 1, 1995

Place
Gastonia
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378346
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Kaufman County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.61180080°
  • Longitude: -96.40248410°
Population Counts
People Year
100 2009