Getting Here

Ranlo is a small town in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina area in side of Gaston County. Visitors can access Ranlo and all of its things to do by heading north off of exit 21 on I-85.

Things to Do

Established in 1963, Ranlo has no defined walkable downtown but they do celebrate yearly with Mill Town Nights, a Fall Festival and a Christmas Parade. Visitors must check out George Poston Park located just outside of town. It's a huge park loaded with amenities including bike rentals, hiking, fishing and more.


On July 29, 1963, the Town of Ranlo was incorporated. The name “Ranlo” was combined from the names of two prominent industrialists, John Calvin Rankin and William Thomas Love. The community was originally known for its textile mills.

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Lewis Farms

a 5th generation working farm located in Ranlo, North Carolina. We offer people a chance to reconnect with the past through showcasing farming practices of the 1930's and 1940's.

George Poston Park

North Carolina’s first asphalt pump track, designed for cyclists and skateboarders, mountain biking and more.


Fall Festival


Held in late September, the Ranlo Fall Festival is a two day event that is fun for the whole family! There will be rides for all ages, live music, chili cook-off, cornhole and shuffleboard tournament, shagging and line dancing contest and more!