History for Anson County

From 1755 to 1780 the Anson County's county seat was called Anson Court House. In 1782 and 1783 laws were passed concerning the courthouse. In the latter year New Town was authorized to be established. In 1787, Newton, the county seat, was changed to Wadesboro.1

Anson County was named in honor of Lord Anson, a celebrated English admiral who circumnavigated the globe.1

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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