Tag: Bessemer City

Bessemer City is a small suburban city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 5,592 at the 2010 census. The city is approximately 6 miles northwest of Gastonia and 25 miles west of Charlotte. It was settled in 1756 and founded in 1893.
Bessemer City is located at 35°17′3″N 81°16′58″W / 35.28417°N 81.28278°W / 35.28417; -81.28278 (35.284262, -81.282853).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11 km), of which, 4.2 square miles (11 km) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km) of it (0.70%) is water. Elevation: 904 feet (276 m).
Bessemer City is named for Sir Henry Bessemer who created the Bessemer Process for smelting iron. Bessemer City was founded on land purchased from the Ormand family, near the Sloan-Washington-Ormand Iron Furnace. Ironically, it was the Bessemer Process which made Bessemer City’s early iron smelting industry obsolete.
The earliest European settlement in the Bessemer City…

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