About Lowell


The City of Lowell, North Carolina, is located in eastern Gaston County, between Charlotte and Gastonia.

As of September 2022, the Lowell City Limit spans 3.7 square miles.


In 2019, Lowell had a total population of 3,640, 1,305 households, and 855 families.


Lowell was incorporated in 1879. The City was named after Lowell, Massachusetts, and it had once hoped to become a similar textile center. Lowell, NC’s settlement dates back to 1848 when the Woodlawn Mill was built on the South Fork-Catawba River. In 1870, grading was completed for the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway, and a small depot was built in the community. The depot was named “Wright’s Station” because the nearest resident was William Wright.

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