The Gaston County, NC Public Library has consolidated applicable city directories, and where images exist, linked to them in the DigitalNC collection. The coverage of the communities in the county is spotty in that some directories were lost and in other cases the directories exist but were not published every year. In other words, situation normal when it comes to city directory research. But it doesn't matter what's missing if you find an elusive ancestor with what is present.
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