Wilkes County, North Carolina

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Wilkes County, North Carolina

Founded 1778
Named for John Wilkes
County Seat: Wilkesboro
Largest town: North Wilkesboro

Formed in 1777 from parts of Surry County and Washington District (now Washington County, Tenn.).  

 It was named for the English political radical John Wilkes, who lost his position as Lord Mayor of the City of London, due to his support for the colonists during the American Revolution

Towns and Other Communities
 Elkin * North Wilkesboro * Ronda * Wilkesboro *

Census-designated Places
 Cricket * Fairplains * Hays * Millers Creek * Moravian Falls * Mulberry * Pleasant Hill

Unincorporated Communities
Clingman * Darby * Ferguson * McGrady * Parsonsville * Purlear * Roaring River


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Website Updates:
Feb 2015:
June 2014 Bios: Arrington Obits: Settle Taylor Family Cemetery Addition
Oct 2014 Bios: Cash, William



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 Alleghany County (north)
Ashe County (northwest)
Caldwell County (southwest)
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