Like many of the communities in the Gaston County region, Cramerton derived its name from the founder of the original mill village in 1915. Stuart W. Cramer wanted to provide homes for the workers employed by two textile plants. The entire property was later sold to Burlington Industries in the mid '40s. Burlington sold the homes to local residents but continued to operate the textile plants until the late 1980s. Although modern Cramerton still supports a limited amount of textile manufacturing, the community has evolved into a primarily residential haven. A good selection of new construction provides variety in architectural style, size, and price range. Newcomers will appreciate Cramerton's natural friendliness and small-town setting in the panoramic Piedmont region, where North Carolina's alpine splendor is 90 minutes from home and Atlantic beaches are approximately 3.5 hours away.