Lake Gaston NC Real Estate Community Links

Lake Gaston, N.C. & Littleton, NC Community Links

Located on the Virginia/North Carolina border between Route 95 and Route 85, Lake Gaston’s 20,300 acres encompass portions of Halifax, Northampton and Warren Counties in North Carolina and Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties in Virginia. Our mild climate attracts many tourists and new residents with an average winter temperature of 42.4 degrees and an average summer temperature of 76.5 degrees.

Activities abound for everyone; both young and old discover a pleasure perfect paradise for vacation or year round living. Businesses around the lake provide for the needs of a waterfront community with quality products and services. Recreational, cultural and educational opportunities are available. And with easy access to the interstates, Lake Gaston offers a quieter paced lifestyle with just a short drive to all the benefits of urban living. Lake Gaston is roughly 35 miles long and covers over 20,000 with 350 miles of shoreline.

Lake Gaston lakefront homes For Sale

The lake was formed from impounding the Roanoke River and was constructed in 1963 by the Virginia Electric Power Company (VEPCO) as a result of building the Gaston Dam to generate electricity. The dam is located on the North Carolina side of the border and generates electricity for Dominion North Carolina Power (the North Carolina operating company of Dominion Resources). The dam includes four hydroelectric generators, with a total generating capacity of 224 megawatts. Lake Gaston is fed with water from Kerr Lake upstream and supplies water to the Roanoke Rapids Lake downstream, a smaller predecessor to Lake Gaston. This is one of the only areas of the country with three hydroelectric dams in such proximity.

The lake has been a popular retirement destination for seniors from all over the country since the 1970s. Retirees are drawn by the rural feel that permeates the lake area while maintaining proximity to larger cities.

The lake has long been popular with fishers and other water recreation enthusiasts. The lake is not federally owned but rather owned by Dominion Resources. The lake is popular among many as a vacation spot because of its close location to the Research Triangle region of North Carolina and its proximity to I-85 and I-95. There are few waterfront lots remaining on the favored parts of the lake, and many buyers are purchasing smaller homes and demolishing them to make way for much larger vacation homes.

Sunrise over Lake Gaston The nearest towns are Littleton and Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina and Clarksville and South Hill in Virginia. The Delbridge campgrounds is the oldest estate on the lake and, although the family no longer owns the estate, it still is in use and the family owns land on the lake.

Littleton, N.C. known as the Gateway to Lake Gaston

Littleton is a town in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 692 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Littleton was named after William Little, a state senator at the time of founding. In 1882, Littleton College for women was founded with an initial enrollment of eleven students. The college became relatively successful with a peak enrollment of 285 in 1908. On January 22, 1919, the college was destroyed by fire, and without an endowment, it was never rebuilt.

Some Famous residents of Littleton, N.C.

Willis Alston, born near Littleton, United States Congressman from North Carolina, Ella Baker, Civil Rights leader, SNCC founder, grew up at her grandmother's house in Littleton

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