Introduction to Mount Holly, North Carolina
Mount Holly, North Carolina, in Gaston County, is 10 miles E of Gastonia, North Carolina and 10 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is part of the surrounding Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area.
Mount Holly History
Mount Holly was named after the Mount Holly Cotton Mill, which was originally owned by A.P. and D.E. Rhyne. The area’s prosperity led citizens to petition for Mount Holly official incorporation, which occurred on March 11, 1879.
Mount Holly and nearby Attractions
- Afro-American Cultural Center
- Historic Rosedale Plantation
- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
- Crowders Mountain State Park
- Levine Museum of the New South
Things To Do In Mount Holly
Local museums include the Mint Museum of Art, the Carolinas Aviation Museum and the Charlotte Museum of History. Nearby historical sites include the Historic Rosedale Plantation, the Historic Rural Hill Farm, the Latta Plantation and the President James K. Polk State Historic Site. Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Kings Mountain State Park and Lake Norman State Park are some of the popular nearby parks and recreational areas. Carowinds and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden are each accessible from Mount Holly as well.
Mount Holly Transportation
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is nearby.
Mount Holly Higher Education
Belmont Abbey College, Gaston College and Carolinas College of Health Sciences are all nearby.