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Welcome to Stokes ...

So far, we have found very little information about Stokes. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Stokes to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Stokes, please Contact Us.


Stokes would have been located within present day Wilkes County<2>.

The location of Stokes has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

The pronunciation of Stokes: STOAKS<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Stokes is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Stokes was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Stokes would have been located in the (336) area code.

Communities Also Named Stokes ...

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

  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
  • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Stokes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<7>
  • Ronda [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
    • Ronda [Wilkes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Stokes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronda<7>
  • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Stokes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
    • Cedar Rock village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Love Valley [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love Valley
      • Love Valley [Iredell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Stokes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Love Valley<7>
    • Fairplains [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplains
      • Fairplains [Wilkes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Stokes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplains
    • Henderson [Wilkes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Wilkes County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Stokes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Boomer [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boomer
      • Boomer [Wilkes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Stokes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boomer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boomer
    • Purlear [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purlear
      • Purlear [Wilkes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Stokes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purlear have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purlear
    • Mount Pleasant [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Wilkes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Stokes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant

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.

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About Wilkes County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wilkes County: www.wilkescounty.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Stokes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Wilkes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stokes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stokes) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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: 36.1426, Longitude: -81.2020       In this case, the coordinates for Stokes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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