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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. Source Wikipedia

The county seat of Anson County is Wadesboro. Anson County is the home of the Ashe-Covington Medical Museum, and the Wadesboro Rotary Planetarium and Science Center. Also, the extinct town of Sneedsborough was in Anson County. (It existed from 1795-1835.)

Anson County NCGenweb site

Anson County Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 732
Wadesboro, NC 28170

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Anson County Courthouse
114 N. Greene Street, Room 30
County Courthouse
Wadesboro, NC 28170

Census

1790 Federal Census Index

1790 Federal Census transcription

1790 Federal Census – Fayette district transcription

1800 Federal Census Index

1810 Federal Census Index

1820 Federal Census Index

1830 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Index – First and Last name, age and township

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Anson County Cemeteries

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

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Cities and towns of Anson County:

Ansonville
Fountain Hill
Lilesville
Morven
Peachland
Polkton
Wadesboro (County Seat)
White Store

News related to Anson County, NC

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SUV belonging to missing Marshville woman found in Anson County – WSOC Charlotte

SUV belonging to missing Marshville woman found in Anson County  WSOC Charlotte

ANSON COUNTY, N.C. – A desperate search for a missing Marshville woman has led investigators to Anson County. Police said 41-year-old Amanda Jo Maske …




Vehicle found abandoned, but North Carolina woman still missing as search intensifies – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Vehicle found abandoned, but North Carolina woman still missing as search intensifies  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

ANSON COUNTY, N.C. — The vehicle of a missing North Carolina woman has been found but she remains missing, according to a news release from the Union …




Inmate reported missing from prison in Anson County found near facility – WSOC Charlotte

Inmate reported missing from prison in Anson County found near facility  WSOC Charlotte

An inmate who was reported missing from the Lanesboro Minimum Correctional Facility in Anson County late Saturday night is back in custody, according to the …




Dash cam video shows chase spanning several counties – WSOC Charlotte

Dash cam video shows chase spanning several counties  WSOC Charlotte

WADESBORO, N.C. – A Chesterfield man led authorities on a chase that spanned several counties in the Carolinas, officials said. A sergeant with the …




Anson students secure college scholarships – Ansonrecord

Anson students secure college scholarships  Ansonrecord

Contributed Photo Terence Dumas, Lucretia Tillman represents HOLLA! on Anson High School Awards Night; awarding scholarships to Timothy Marshall, …




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Items for the community calendar will be accepted by mail to The Anson Record, PO Box 959, Wadesboro, NC 28170, and can also be brought by our office at …


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