Stokes County, North Carolina

Stokes Co., NC

Stokes Co., NC


The county was formed in 1789 from Surry County. It was named for John Stokes, an American Revolutionary War captain severely wounded when British Colonel Banastre Tarleton's cavalry practically destroyed Col. Abraham Buford's Virginia regiment in the Waxhaws region in 1780. After the war, Captain Stokes was appointed a judge of the United States district court for North Carolina. In 1849 the southern half of Stokes County became Forsyth County.

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Stokes County is bordered by Patrick County VA on the north, Henry County VA to the north NE, Rockingham County NC on the east, Forsyth County NC to the south and Surry County NC to the west.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stokes_County,_North_Carolina

Gleanings From

The Stokes County Register of Deeds now has their deeds online back to 1788 at http://www.stokescorod.org/Opening.asp

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