Place:Stanly, North Carolina, United States

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NameStanly
Alt namesStanlysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.333°N 80.25°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1841 - )
See alsoMontgomery, North Carolina, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Stanly County is a county in the state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,585. Its county seat is Albemarle.

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History

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The site of modern-day Stanly County was originally peopled by small tribes of hunter-gatherers and Mound Builders whose artifacts and settlements have been dated back nearly 10,000 years. Large-scale European settlement of the region came in the mid-18th century via two primary waves: immigrants of Dutch, Scots-Irish and German descent moved from Pennsylvania and New Jersey seeking enhanced religious and political tolerance, while immigrants of English backgrounds came to the region from Virginia and the Cape Fear River Basin in Eastern North Carolina.

In early English colonial times, the Stanly County area was politically part of the New Hanover Precinct, out of which the Bladen Precinct was created in 1734. The renamed Bladen County was subdivided to create Anson County in 1750, which in turn spawned Montgomery County in 1779.

Stanly County was formed in 1841 from the part of Montgomery County west of the Pee Dee River. It was named for John Stanly of New Bern (1774–1834), who served several terms in the North Carolina House of Commons and two terms (1801–1803, 1809–1811) in the United States House of Representatives.

Hanging of Alec Whitley

Whitley was accused of theft and murder in Stanly County and also in Arkansas. Following a short manhunt through several states, he was captured by a local posse near Big Lick in 1892. Shortly after his capture and incarceration a mob of angry citizens gathered at the jail to demand Whitley be turned over to them. Sheriff Snuggs had been alerted to the mob's intention and he transferred all the prisoners from the jail to his own home across the street—except Whitley, who was seized by the mob, beaten, and hanged from a tree off South Street in Albemarle.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1841 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 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
1850 6,922
1860 7,801
1870 8,315
1880 10,505
1890 12,136
1900 15,220
1910 19,909
1920 27,429
1930 30,216
1940 32,834
1950 37,130
1960 40,873
1970 42,822
1980 48,517
1990 51,765

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External links

www.co.stanly.nc.us


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