Stokes County

Region: Piedmont
County Seat: Danbury (1852)
Population: 44,7111
Towns & Cities:  King
Stokes was formed in 1789 from Surry County. It is in the north central section of the State and is bounded by Rockingham, Forsyth and Surry counties and the state of Virginia.2

Additional County History

Historical Sites & Museums (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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North Carolinians are nicknamed the "Tar Heels".

It not exactly evident where this nickname originated, but it seems to have given birth during the Civil War. North Carolina's troops were said to have tar on their heels, because they would not run in battle even as other states retreated.

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