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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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Prosecutors seek death penalty after elderly Stokes County man found dead, car burned – WXII12 Winston-Salem

Prosecutors seek death penalty after elderly Stokes County man found dead, car burned  WXII12 Winston-Salem

State prosecutors announced their plans Wednesday morning to seek the death penalty against the suspect accused of killing an elderly Stokes County man.




Man taken to hospital after water rescue at Hanging Rock Park Lake – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Man taken to hospital after water rescue at Hanging Rock Park Lake  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — A man was taken to the hospital after a water rescue at Hanging Rock Park Lake Wednesday evening, according to Park …




Stokes athletes compete at NC Special Olympics Summer Games – The Stokes News

Stokes athletes compete at NC Special Olympics Summer Games  The Stokes News

Three athletes representing the newly formed Stokes County Special Olympics Bowling Program recently traveled to Raleigh to compete in the 2019 NC …




Confession in killing of 86-year-old King man, search warrants allege – Greensboro News & Record

Confession in killing of 86-year-old King man, search warrants allege  Greensboro News & Record

A Winston-Salem man admitted to investigators in January that he killed an elderly King man and took the body to his grandparents’ land in southern Virginia to …




Drowning Reported At Hanging Rock State Park – WFMYNews2.com

Drowning Reported At Hanging Rock State Park  WFMYNews2.com

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — There was a reported drowning at Hanging Rock State Park Wednesday afternoon. According to a supervisor with Stokes 911 …




Man, Woman Caught On Video Taking Items From a House In King Have Been Identified: Police – WFMYNews2.com

Man, Woman Caught On Video Taking Items From a House In King Have Been Identified: Police  WFMYNews2.com

KING, N.C. — King Police are asking for help identifying two people caught on camera during a home break-in Friday. The pair stole several things from a home …


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