About This Place
Stanley is a town in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,053 at the 2000 census.
Stanley is located at 35°21′30″N 81°5′49″W / 35.35833°N 81.09694°W / 35.35833; -81.09694 (35.358447, -81.096815).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it is land and 0.43% is water.