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Stokes County was formed in 1789 from Surry County. Stokes County was named for John Stokes who was badly wounded during the Battle of Waxhaws. Later John Stokes became a Federal District Court judge for North Carolina. In 1849 Forsyth County was formed from a part of Stokes County.

Stokes County is home to Hanging Rock State Park (located in the Sauratown Mountains.) Before European settlement the area was inhabited by indians (Native Americans) known as the Sauras. This area is known for some of the best rock climbing in North Carolina. The original State Park facilities (including a man made lake and bath house) are on the National Register of Historic Places. The initial construction at the Park was primarily done by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Tory’s Den (added to the park in the 1970′s) was rumored to be a Tory hideout during the American Revolution.

The county seat of Stokes County is Danbury. The highest point in the county is Moore’s Knob. Portions of Stokes County are included in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region also known as the Yadkin Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area).

Stokes County Genealogy Resources

Stokes County rootsweb site

Stokes County NCenWeb site

Stokes County NCGenWeb Archives

Stokes County Historical Society
Post Office Box 304
Danbury, N.C. 27016
Phone: 336-593-9407 (leave message)

Stokes County Historical Museum
Wilson Fulton House
403 N. Main Street
Danbury, N.C.

Genealogical Society of Rockingham and Stokes Counties
P.O. Box 152
Mayodan, NC 27027-0152

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Stokes County Government
Stokes County Government – Official Website

Stokes Co Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 67
Danbury NC 27016
(336) 593-2811

Tax Records

1751 Dan River Tax List

Census

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1790 Federal Census Transcription – Salisbury district

1800 Federal Census Transcription – and Index

1810 Federal Census Transcription – and index

1820 Federal Census Transcription – and index

1830 Federal Census Transcription – and index

1840 Federal Census Transcription – and index

1850 Federal Census Transcription – and index

1860 Federal Census Transcription

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Stokes County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Stokes County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Stokes County, NC Query Forum

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Surry County Sheriff Reports – Mount Airy News

Surry County Sheriff Reports  Mount Airy News

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports: • Joseph Andrew Goins, 29, of Glory Lane, Mount Airy, was served an …




Black Bear Sightings Reported In Stokes County – WFMYNews2.com

Black Bear Sightings Reported In Stokes County  WFMYNews2.com

If you spot a black bear, you should respect the bear’s space and watch it from a distance.




Art exhibit presented by Stokes County Arts Council – Winston-Salem Journal

Art exhibit presented by Stokes County Arts Council  Winston-Salem Journal

The Stokes County Arts Council is presenting a joint exhibit with artists Craig Richards and Margaret Larson in The Apple Gallery, 500 Main St., Danbury.




Damaging storms knock down trees, power lines across the Piedmont Triad – WXII12 Winston-Salem

Damaging storms knock down trees, power lines across the Piedmont Triad  WXII12 Winston-Salem

Powerful storms knock down trees and leave thousands of Duke Energy customers across the Piedmont Triad without power Tuesday night.




Court rules against Duke in clean-up – The Stokes News

Court rules against Duke in clean-up  The Stokes News

After the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) ordered Duke Energy to excavate six of its coal ash sites this spring…




Cold case arrest marks the beginning of a ‘New Chapter’ – Mount Airy News

Cold case arrest marks the beginning of a ‘New Chapter’  Mount Airy News

DOBSON — After nearly four decades of uncertainty, the cold case of Ronda Mechelle Blaylock’s murder took a big step toward resolution Aug. 2.


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