Place:Stokes, North Carolina, United States

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NameStokes
Alt namesStokessource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.4°N 80.25°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1789 - )
See alsoForsyth, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Stokes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,401. Its county seat is Danbury.

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History

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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.

During the American Civil War, Moratock Iron Furnace located near Danbury served as a foundry for the Confederate Army. It was destroyed in April 1865 when Union cavalry under the command of General George Stoneman conducted extensive raiding through the region.

Hanging Rock State Park was formed primarily from blocks of land donated in 1936 and contained in 2005. Many of the facilities in the park were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935 and 1942. The park is located atop the Sauratown Mountains, and contains a visitor's center, a manmade lake, and plenty of hiking trails, climbing trails, picnic areas, and primitive campgrounds.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1753 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1760 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1782 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1789 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 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
1790 8,528
1800 11,026
1810 11,645
1820 14,033
1830 16,196
1840 16,265
1850 9,206
1860 10,402
1870 11,208
1880 15,353
1890 17,199
1900 19,866
1910 20,151
1920 20,575
1930 22,290
1940 22,656
1950 21,520
1960 22,314
1970 23,782
1980 33,086
1990 37,223

Research Tips

External links

www.co.stokes.nc.us


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