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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