Interesting Facts About Your City
Mount Holly is located 12 miles northeast of Gastonia and 13 miles northwest of Charlotte and is home to the Mount Holly Municipal Complex, which houses the city’s community center, government offices, and police department.
In 1875, the name of a town called Woodland was changed to Mount Holly, after the Mount Holly Cotton Mill that was started that year.
The name “Mount Holly” came from a spinning mill in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
Electricity became available to homes and businesses around the turn of the twentieth century.
The Woodlawn Mill, located on Woodlawn Avenue, was built in 1906 and was the first mill in Gaston County to be served with electricity.