North Carolina-Stokes County-October 26

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-October 26

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

Stokes County was formed out Surry County in 1789. It’s county seat is Danbury which is one North Carolina County seat I do not believe I have ever been in. In 1851, the county seat name was Crawford. In 1852, Crawford’s name was changed to Danbury.

Map of Stokes County is shown below outlined in red.


Danbury according to the 2010 census only had a population of 189. There are no regional or national franchises in Danbury, only local shops like the Danbury General Store, and small restaurants. Of course the Stokes County post office is located there.

I am surmising from the photos I found online that the old courthouse was replaced by a new one. From the pictures the new one doesn’t look attractive. The new one is on the right.

Stokes County has several historical and natural attractions.  Historical attractions include Historic Danbury, Moratock Iron Furnace, The Rock House, and Sheppard’s Mill.


A visit to Hanging Rock State Park will satisfy those more interested in the area’s natural beauty.


Although the park in 2011 has grown to approximately 7,000 acres, the Park was formed in 1936, when non-profits, Committee for Stokes County Hanging Rock and the Winston-Salem Foundation, donated 3,096 acres to the state of North Carolina.


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