Tryon, Gaston County, North Carolina

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Tryon, North Carolina
Unincorporated community
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°20′23″N 81°19′19″W / 35.33972°N 81.32194°W / 35.33972; -81.32194Coordinates: 35°20′23″N 81°19′19″W / 35.33972°N 81.32194°W / 35.33972; -81.32194
Country  United States
State  North Carolina
County Gaston
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28016 (Bessemer City)
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-68570[1]
GNIS feature ID 1022992[2]

Tryon is an unincorporated community in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. It is in Cherryville Township, located approximately 4.7 miles (7.6 km) southeast of the city of Cherryville on North Carolina Highway 274. The rural Gaston County election precinct centered on Tryon had a voting-age population of 1524 in the 2000 Census.[3]

The Tryon community is near the former location of the courthouse of the colonial-era Tryon County.[4] The courthouse was the site of the signing of the Revolutionary-era Tryon Resolves, a declaration of resistance to actions of the British Empire against its American Colonies drawn up after the Battle of Lexington.[5]

Tryon Elementary School, grades K-5, is located in the Tryon community. Its attendance district covers most of eastern unincorporated Cherryville Township. Most of these students feed into John Chavis Middle School and Cherryville High School in Cherryville, while those living in areas southeast of the community attend Bessemer City Middle and High Schools.[6]

Industry in the area includes the Bessemer City Quarry of Martin Marietta Aggregates, a supplier of crushed aggregates for the construction industry, located just east of the community. Fire protection is provided by the Tryonota Volunteer Fire Department.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tryon, Gaston County, North Carolina
  3. ^ Gaston County Census Tract Boundary Map with Election Precinct District Overlay. Retrieved on 2008-07-28.
  4. ^ North Carolina State Highway Marker. Retrieved on 2008-07-10.
  5. ^ Tryon Resolves. Retrieved on 2008-07-28.
  6. ^ Gaston County Schools