Gates County, North Carolina

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Gates County
Merchants Millpond State Park
Map of North Carolina highlighting Gates County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
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North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°26′N 76°42′W / 36.44°N 76.7°W / 36.44; -76.7
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1779
Named forGeneral Horatio Gates
SeatGatesville
Largest townGatesville
Area
 • Total346 sq mi (900 km2)
 • Land340 sq mi (900 km2)
 • Water5.2 sq mi (13 km2)  1.5%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total12,197
 • Density36/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteGates County, North Carolina

Gates County is a small, rural county located in the northeast portion of the U.S. state of North Carolina, on the border with Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,197.[1] Its county seat is Gatesville.[2]

Gates County is included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3] It is part of the Albemarle Sound area of the Inner Banks.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Hampton Roads loses Surry Co., gains Gates Co., N.C." Retrieved March 16, 2013.