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Although we found mention of Stokes during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Stokes was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Stokes was located in Oneida County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Stokes to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Stokes - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Stokes, please Contact Us.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Stokes might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Stokes would be found within the (315) area code.

Communities Also Named Stokes ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Stokes - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina (4), Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Adding Stokes to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Stokes in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Stokes was the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Stokes the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Stokes.

The official website for Oneida County:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 west". 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.




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