Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Stokes County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1789
County Seat Danbury
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  North Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  Stokes County

County Courthouse

Stokes County Courthouse.jpg

Stokes County Courthouse
Hwy 89
Danbury NC 27016
Phone: 336-593-2811

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate records[1]


Parent County

1789--Stokes County was created from Surry County.
County seat: Danbury [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Some early records are missing.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.




Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry
- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company H.[3]
- 23rd Battalion, Virginia Infantry Reserves (Confederate). Company H.[4]



Research Guides

  • Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Bassett Historical Center, Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.[5]

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stokes County, North Carolina. Page 513 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line,, accessed 11 June 2012.
  4. J.L. Scott, 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 79.
  5. Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at:

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