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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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cheriboyd7 on “Hairston, Sauratown NC”

Located on 1880 census Rob & Betsey (Robert and Elizabeth) Hairston, Stokes County, of Sauratown. Rob is 55 at time of census. Rob is listed as Mulatto, Elizabeth as Black, her maiden name was Fulp. Trying to find out how I can go back further. His/her birth would have been abt 1825. Any info you can locate or help me in direction would be appreiciated.




BarbaraWelty on “Joshua Pruitt, CSA burial place”

Searching for information re burial place of Joshua Pruitt: b. 1837, d. 15 Jan 1864. 53rd NC Infantry, Co.G. Enlisted April 1862, deserted Oct.10,1862 & returned Nov-Dec 1862. Deserted again 20 May 1863, returned & court-martialed 19 Dec, 1863. Executed by firing squad 15 Jan, 1864.
Assuming death occurred somewhere in VA since his unit was joined with Army of Northern VA. Have recd official military records from Natl Archives but nothing that I haven’t already found on internet. His widow continued to receive widow’s pension, collected at Big Creek post office
Anyone know procedure for burial of deserters? Was the family expected to collect the body for burial? Would there be any records for bounty collected for returning deserters to their unit? I’m at a standstill, having looked everywhere I can think of! Thanks for any information whatsoever!




cheriboyd7 on “hairston’s of Sauratown”

Located on 1880 census Rob & Betsey Hairston, Stokes County, of Sauratown. Rob is 55 at time of census. Trying to find out how I can go back further. His birth would have been abt 1825. Any info you can locate or help me in direction would be appreiciated.




elho0924 on “native american ancestry links”

the Southern or Emmons families.


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Man allegedly shot, killed his son-in-law in Stokes County – myfox8.com


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Man allegedly shot, killed his son-in-law in Stokes County
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STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — A man is accused of fatally shooting his son-in-law in Stokes County, according to Sheriff Mike Marshall. At about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Joseph Dwight Lawson was involved in a domestic dispute with his daughter at a home in the …
Man Shoots, Kills Son-In-Law In Stokes County: SheriffWFMYNews2.com
Man accused of killing son-in-law and assaulting daughter in Stokes CountyWinston-Salem Journal
Dispute ends in murderThe Stokes News
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Chad Tucker wins friendly ‘Rush for Food’ title ‘King of the Cans,’ benefiting Stokes County food pantries – myfox8.com


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Chad Tucker wins friendly 'Rush for Food' title 'King of the Cans,' benefiting Stokes County food pantries
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KING, N.C. — FOX8's Chad Tucker, a Stokes County native, joined local leaders and volunteers in raising more than $5,000 in the King Rotary's Rush for Food on Thursday. Tucker, along with Stokes County Sheriff Mike Marshall, School Superintendent Brad …




Stokes County teen severely injured in rodeo competition getting prayers, support – Winston-Salem Journal


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Stokes County teen severely injured in rodeo competition getting prayers, support
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Family friends told WGHP/FOX8, the Journal's news-gathering partner, that the accident happened at a North Carolina High School Rodeo Association competition. Wesley fell off a bull and it stomped on his back. He was wearing all the necessary

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Stokes County citizens begin war on illegal opioid activity – myfox8.com


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Stokes County citizens begin war on illegal opioid activity
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WALNUT COVE, N.C. — A spike in opioid usage and overdoses in Stokes County has prompted its citizens to begin their own war on drugs. A meeting held at South Stokes High School on Thursday night attracted upwards of 150 people. The forum was …




Drug bust leads to 7 arrests – The Stokes News


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Drug bust leads to 7 arrests
The Stokes News
Stokes Special Investigations Division of the Sheriff's office kicked off Operation Broken Heart on Feb. 7 with an emphasis on targeting both drug dealers and those addicted to opiates and heroin. The arrests came as a result of undercover work by

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17-year-old injured after falling from Hanging Rock State Park identified – myfox8.com


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17-year-old injured after falling from Hanging Rock State Park identified
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STOKES COUNTY, N.C. – A 17-year-old man was injured after falling at least 40 feet at Hanging Rock State Park on Saturday evening. Jason Messer received multiple traumatic injuries and was considered to be in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon, …
Community Rallies Behind Teen Injured While Hiking at Hanging Rock State ParkWFMYNews2.com
NC teen in critical condition after falling 40 feet at Hanging Rock State ParkWNCN
17-Year-Old Hiker Falls 40 Feet At Hanging Rock State ParkKCEN-TV

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