We're sorry, but we haven't been able to prepare a County‑by-County List for Stokes.
The problem is that although we found mention of Stokes during our research, <1> we don't have its physical location (ie- latitude and longitude). Once we can determine its location, we'll be able to prepare the By‑County List for Stokes.
We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that Stokes still exists. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Stokes and then turned east". While Stokes could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Stokes as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Stokes could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another New York community named Stokes.
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