The genealogy of Stokes County reaches back to many other counties. The first county in
North Carolina was Albemarle, formed in 1663. This included all of North Carolina. A
division of Albemarle created Bath in 1696. A split of Bath made Archdale in 1705. From
Archdale came Craven in 1712. Then Cravan was divided and there was New Hanover in
1729, from this came Bladen in 1734, from Bladen came Anson in 1750, then Rowan from
Anson in 1753.
Rowan split and Surry was formed in 1770, and in 1789 Surry was divided and Stokes was
formed. The early settlers came into this region when it was Anson, Rowan and Surry Counties.
By the late 1780's Surry County had grown in population to such a degree that it
was felt by many that all these people could not be properly governed in so large
an area. It was decided best to divide the county and create another county.
Priddy's General Store
Genealogy Research Sources
for Stokes County
Danbury Public Library
1104 Main Street
PO Box 218
Danbury, NC 27016
Voice: (336) 593-2419
Fax (336) 593-3232

Hours of Operation:
Monday 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday  Closed
Stokes County Administration Building
1014 Main Street
Danbury, NC 2701
Phone: (336) 593-2811
Fax (336) 593-9360
Office Hours:
8:30am - 5pm Monday - Friday
Ward's General Store
Old Stokes County Courthouse
Danbury, NC