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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

“”anson county” nc” – Google News

Hacker targets Anson County websites again – WSOC Charlotte

Hacker targets Anson County websites again  WSOC Charlotte

The same hacker who targeted Anson County’s website Friday struck again Monday.




Untitled – Ansonrecord

Untitled  Ansonrecord

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 …




Local 4-Hers attend NC 4-H Congress – Ansonrecord

Local 4-Hers attend NC 4-H Congress  Ansonrecord

Anson County 4-H’ers Quenton Cromartie and Milayjah Smith represented Anson County as delegates at the 2019 North Carolina 4-H Congress. Held July …




NC Prison Gets New Name, Starts Housing Female Offenders – Spectrum News

NC Prison Gets New Name, Starts Housing Female Offenders  Spectrum News

ANSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Anson Correctional Institution, which used to be called Lanesboro Prison, has renamed, and starting Wednesday will become a …




Several School Systems Rebel Against NC Calendar Law By Opening Early – WFAE

Several School Systems Rebel Against NC Calendar Law By Opening Early  WFAE

Normally there’s nothing controversial about kids going back to school in August. But in a handful of North Carolina districts near Charlotte, local leaders are …




NC House Education Chair: Lawmakers Must Address School Calendar Flexibility – WFAE

NC House Education Chair: Lawmakers Must Address School Calendar Flexibility  WFAE

A rebellion against North Carolina’s school calendar law has gotten the attention of state lawmakers. About a dozen districts have started earlier than the.


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