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Welcome to Stokes ...

Stokes is located in Pitt County<1>.

The location of Stokes has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Stokes: STOAKS<3>

Stokes is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Stokes lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Stokes lies within the (252) area code.

Communities Also Named Stokes ...

While we believe that this Stokes is located in Pitt County, we know of another 2 North Carolina communities named Stokes. Those communities are located in the following counties: Caswell and Wilkes County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 20 communities that are also named Stokes - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi (2), New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina (4), Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Stokes.

Communities near Stokes ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Stokes.

  • Greenville [Pitt County]
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    • Greenville [Pitt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Stokes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,779 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<6>
  • Tarboro [Edgecombe County]
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    • Tarboro [Edgecombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Stokes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarboro<6>
  • Winterville [Pitt County]
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    • Winterville [Pitt County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Stokes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,132 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterville<6>
  • Washington [Beaufort County]
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    • Washington [Beaufort County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Stokes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,487 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ayden [Pitt County]
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      • Ayden [Pitt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Stokes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ayden<6>
    • Williamston [Martin County]
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      • Williamston [Martin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Stokes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<6>
    • Princeville [Edgecombe County]
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      • Princeville [Edgecombe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Stokes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeville
    • Bethel [Pitt County]
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      • Bethel [Pitt County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Stokes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel<6>
    • Robersonville [Martin County]
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      • Robersonville [Martin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Stokes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robersonville<6>
    • Chocowinity [Beaufort County]
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      • Chocowinity [Beaufort County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Stokes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 770 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chocowinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chocowinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chocowinity<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Stokes. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stokes.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Stokes. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Stokes.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stokes. See our Newspapers Page for Stokes.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stokes ...

Looking for more information about Stokes? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Stokes, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Stokes.

Adding Stokes to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Stokes in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Stokes was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Stokes on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stokes. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pitt County: www.co.pitt.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Pitt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Stokes. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stokes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stokes) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stokes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StokesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stokes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7165, Longitude: -77.2647       In this case, the coordinates for Stokes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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