Stokes County, North Carolina

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Stokes County
Stokes County, North Carolina
Founded 1789

Stokes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 44,711. Its county seat is DanburyTemplate:GR.


Ruins of the Rock House, c. 1770, built by Capt. Jack Martin, Revolutionary War soldier and pioneer. National Register of Historic Places

The county was formed in 1789 from Surry County. It was named for John Stokes, an American Revolutionary War captain severely wounded when British Colonel Banastre Tarleton's cavalry practically destroyed Col. Abraham Buford's Virginia regiment in the Waxhaws region in 1780. After the war, Captain Stokes was appointed a judge of the United States district court for North Carolina. In 1849 the southern half of Stokes County became Forsyth County.

Law and government

Stokes County is a member of the regional Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments. Stokes County government is made up of 5 Elected County Commissioners with an Appointed County Manager and Appointed Tax Administrator. Other Elected Officials are the Sheriff, Clerk of Court, and Register of Deeds. School Board Members are Elected to a 5 Member Board who appoint a Superintendent and present the budget to County Commissioners for approval.


Stokes County is divided into nine townships: Beaver Island, Big Creek, Danbury, Meadows, Peters Creek, Quaker Gap, Sauratown, Snow Creek, & Yadkin.

Adjacent counties

Cities and towns

Map of Stokes County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Unincorporated communities

External links


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