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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
August 2016: Obit: Corporal Felix Martin, tb AFOFG
March 2016: Newspapers Community News: Adkins to work for free for soldiers' wives

May 2015: Obit: Col Richard Allen




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Surrounding Counties:

 Alexander County

Alleghany County

Ashe County

Caldwell County

Iredell County

Surry County

Watauga County

Yadkin County

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