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Stokes County,
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Stokes County, North Carolina History

When was Stokes County, NC Created?
Stokes County was created on 1789 from Surry County. This county was named for John Stokes, a soldier of the Revolution who was seriously wounded at the Waxhaw massacre.

What is the County Seat of Stokes County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Danbury also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Stokes County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Patrick County, Virginia (north), Henry County, Virginia (northeast), Rockingham County ( east), Forsyth County (south), Surry County (west).

What cities and towns are in Stokes County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Danbury, King, Walnut Cove, Aarons Corner, Asbury, Boyles Chapel, Brook Cove, Brown Mountain, Campbell, Capella, Ceramic, Chestnut Grove, Collinstown, Dalton, Delta, Dillard, Dodgetown, Flat Rock, Flat Shoals, Francisco, Gap, Germanton, Hartman, Lawsonville, Meadows, Moores Springs, Mountain View, Mount Olive, Neatman, Oak Ridge, PineHall, Pinnacle, Poplar Springs, Prestonville, Quaker Gap, Rosebud, Sandy Ridge, Volunteer.

Stokes County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Stokes County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Stokes County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Stokes County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Stokes County clerk of court.

You can search online for Stokes County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Stokes County, NC Census Records

What Stokes County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Stokes Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Stokes Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Stokes Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Stokes County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Stokes County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Stokes County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Stokes County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also North Carolina Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Old Stokes County Courthouse

Stokes County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Stokes County, NC?
A list of Stokes County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Stokes County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Stokes County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Stokes County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Stokes Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Stokes Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Stokes Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Stokes Co. NC General and History Websites

Stokes Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Stokes Co. NC Military Records

Stokes Co. NC Schools & Directories

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