Place:Anson, North Carolina, United States

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NameAnson
TypeCounty
Coordinates34.983°N 80.1°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1750 - )
See alsoUnion, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Anson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,948. Its county seat is Wadesboro.

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History

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The county was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. It was named for George Anson, Baron Anson, a British admiral, who circumnavigated the globe from 1740 to 1744, and later became First Lord of the Admiralty.

Like its parent county Bladen, Anson County was originally a vast territory with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1753, when the northern part of it became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of Anson County became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of what remained of Anson County became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. Finally, in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to become Union County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1741 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1749 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1750 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1751 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1771 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1921 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 5,133
1800 8,146
1810 8,831
1820 12,534
1830 14,095
1840 15,077
1850 13,489
1860 13,664
1870 12,428
1880 17,994
1890 20,027
1900 21,870
1910 25,465
1920 28,334
1930 29,349
1940 28,443
1950 26,781
1960 24,962
1970 23,488
1980 25,649
1990 23,474

Research Tips

"Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates 1749-1785" by Brent H. Holcomb.

External links

www.co.anson.nc.us


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