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Yadkin County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 36,348. Its county seat is Yadkinville.

The county was formed in 1850 from the part of Surry County south of the Yadkin River, for which it was named.

Yadkin County is part of the Yadkin Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area recognized by the United States government as a unique grape-growing region. Wines made from grapes grown in this area may use the appellation “Yadkin Valley” on the label. Yadkin County is also home to the second North Carolina AVA, the Swan Creek Wine Region.

Yadkin County is covered by two community newspapers, The Yadkin Ripple and The Tribune of Elkin. The Winston-Salem Journal, a larger daily paper, also covers the county. Yadkin Valley Living, a bimonthy lifestyles publication, is based in East Bend.

WSGH, an AM Spanish contemporary station, broadcasts from eastern Yadkin County.

Yadkin County is part of the Piedmont Triad radio and television market but many broadcasts from the Charlotte market also can be received.

Some notable residents of Yadkin County:
* Leo Arnaud, French-born film composer.
* Thomas Lanier Clingman, U.S. senator and representative and Confederate brigadier general.
* Dickie Hemric, basketball star for Wake Forest and the Boston Celtics.
* Richmond Mumford Pearson, North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice, and his son, Richmond Pearson, a diplomat and U.S. representative.
* Richard Clauselle Puryear, U.S. congressman.
* Ernie Shore, a Major League baseball pitcher and former Forsyth County sheriff.

Source: Wikipedia.

Yadkin County Genealogy Resources

Yadkin County NCGenweb site

Yadkin County NCGenWeb Archives

Yadkin Valley Historical Association

The Yadkin County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1250
Yadkinville, NC 27055

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Yadkin County Government

Yadkin County Government – Official Site
Yadkin County Register of Deeds
Location: Yadkin County Courthouse
Address:
Post Office Box 211
101 State Street
Yadkinville, North Carolina 27055
Phone: (336) 679-4225
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Northwestern Regional Library System – Serving Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties.
Yadkin County Public Library
233 East Main Street
PO Box 607
Yadkinville, North Carolina 27055
Voice: (336) 679-8792
Fax: (336) 679-4625
Email: ydk@nwrl.org
Monday
8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Cities and Towns

* Boonville
* East Bend
* Jonesville
* Yadkinville

Townships:

* Boonville
* Deep Creek
* East Bend
* Forbush
* North Buck Shoals
* North Fall Creek
* North Knobs
* North Liberty
* South Buck Shoals
* South Fall Creek
* South Knobs
* South Liberty

Non-extant towns:

* Arlington, merged with Jonesville in 2001.
* Hamptonville, chartered in 1818.
* Huntsville, incorporated in 1792.
* Shore, incorporated from 1903-1911.
* Smithtown, incorporated in 1924.

Unincorporated Communities:

* Barney Hill
* Branon
* Buck Shoals
* Center
* Brooks’ Crossroads
* Courtney
* Enon
* Flint Hill
* Footville
* Forbush
* Hamptonville
* Huntsville
* Lone Hickory
* Longtown
* Marler
* Richmond Hill
* Swan Creek
* Union Hill
* Windsor’s Crossroads
* Wyo

Census

1860 Federal Census Images

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Yadkin County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Yadkin County Cemetery Transcriptions

Yadkin County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Yadkin County, NC Query Forum

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