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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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Local woman runs sanctuary for dozens of pigs in Stokes County – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Local woman runs sanctuary for dozens of pigs in Stokes County  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — It started small. Doesn’t that always seem to be the way. Lexie Lovelace always loved animals, but she also loved meat … until she …




Thankful for Little Folks Festival help – The Stokes News

Thankful for Little Folks Festival help  The Stokes News

To the Editor, On behalf of Stokes Partnership for Children (SPC), I would like to take the opportunity to thank our community for helping to make the 18th…




Silver Alert issued for man last seen in King – Winston-Salem Journal

Silver Alert issued for man last seen in King  Winston-Salem Journal

KING — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 69-year-old from Stokes County.




Police investigate crash involving Stokes County ambulance and car in Winston-Salem – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Police investigate crash involving Stokes County ambulance and car in Winston-Salem  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police are investigating a crash in Winston-Salem involving a car and a Stokes County ambulance. Officers were called to the …




Fence building workshop set – The Stokes News

Fence building workshop set  The Stokes News

Stokes County Cooperative Extension will be providing a Fence Construction Workshop on Monday, April 22 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the NC Cooperative…




Leigh Nash on stage Friday – The Stokes News

Leigh Nash on stage Friday  The Stokes News

Leigh Nash is perhaps best known as the pixie-like singer with the heavenly voice from Sixpence None the Richer, a group that enjoyed considerable fame in …


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