Dallas, North Carolina
Only about 20 miles from uptown Charlotte is a little town nestled in the heart of Gaston County, Dallas. The town was named after the 11th Vice President of the U.S., George Dallas.
The town served as the original County Seat for Gaston County in 1846. Now, the historic courthouse that was built in 1843 has been renovated and provides the town with a public banquet and meeting location for private rental.
The Gaston County Museum of Art and History is located in Dallas and tourists have the option to explore two floors of changing regional art and history exhibits. The museum was originally a 44-room hotel, the Hoffman Hotel, built by Daniel Hoffman in 1852.
Dallas is only about a 10 minute drive to Gastonia and about a half an hour to Charlotte. Being so close to Charlotte, Dallas can still offer residents activities of the nearby city.