Mount Holly, North Carolina

Mount Holly, North Carolina is a small suburban city in northeastern Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. The city is situated just west of the Catawba River, north of Interstate 85, south of North Carolina State Highway 16, and west of Charlotte. The population was 13,656 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 9,618 at the 2000 census.

Historic sites in Mount Holly, North Carolina include St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, built in 1843; the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1881; the C.E. Hutchinson House and Augusta Rhyne Cannon, 1894; and the Dellinger-Nantz House, 1899.

Land grants were first issued in the Mount Holly, North Carolina area by King George II of Great Britain around 1750. In 1754, a land grant was issued to James Kuykendall of Holland in the locale known as Dutchman’s Creek. Later in 1838, a post office in the area was named Woodlawn. In 1875, the name of the town was changed to Mount Holly, North Carolina, after the Mount Holly, North Carolina Cotton Mill that was started that year. The name “Mount Holly” was used in recognition of the famed yarn made at a spinning mill in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
Mount Holly, North Carolina
Location of Mount Holly, North Carolina
Coordinates: Mount Holly, North Carolina35°17′43″N 81°1′10″WCoordinates: Mount Holly, North Carolina35°17′43″N 81°1′10″W
Country  United States
State  North Carolina
County Gaston
Incorporated March 11, 1879
 • Mayor Robert C. Whitt
 • Total 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Land 9.8 sq mi (25.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,656
 • Density 1,395/sq mi (538.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28120
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-44960[1]
GNIS feature ID 0990413[2]