Stanly County

Region: Piedmont
County Seat: Albemarle
Population: 58,1001
Towns & Cities:  Badin, Locust, Norwood, Oakboro
Stanly County was formed in 1841 from Montgomery. It is in the central section of the State and is bounded by Montgomery, Richmond, Anson, Union, Cabarrus and Rowan counties.2

Stanly County was named in honor of John Stanly who for many years was a member of the Legislature and several times speaker of the House of Commons.1

Education (3)
Government & Community Bodies (2)
Health & Fitness (1)
Non-Profit Organizations & Social Groups (1)

1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.


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