History
Dallas Origins
Named after George Mifflin Dallas, the 11th Vice President of the United States, Dallas was officially incorporated in 1863. The town served as the original County Seat for Gaston County from 1846 until 1911, during which time it was a thriving hub of government and business activity.

In a place where the reckless driving of your horse might cost you a $2 fine, the founders had great appreciation for culture, higher education and the judicial system.
End of an Era
The decision to not bring the railroad through Dallas and the eventual relocation of the County Seat to Gastonia signaled the end of an era for Dallas. The Town has remained a "bedroom community" for Gastonia and Charlotte, offering residents a short commute to big city jobs and ammenities while providing a safe community to live and raise a family.

Dallas has also maintained ties to the local textile industry over the years and continues to emphasize the preservation of the area's identity and heritage.
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George Mifflin Dallas
11th Vice President of U.S.

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Historic Gaston County Courthouse
Dallas, NC

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