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 WILKES COUNTY
8495 grants issued from 1724 to 1957

NCpedia article   Wikipedia article
County Seat: Wilkesboro

History: Wilkes County was formed in 1777 (effective in 1778) from Surry County and the District of Washington. It was named after John Wilkes, an English politician. For further information see: THE FORMATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt.

Boundary changes: The Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Name origin: John Wilkes (1725–1797), an English radical, journalist and politician

State Archives Code: 104

Bordering Counties
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Alleghany
Ashe
Caldwell
Iredell
Surry
Watauga
Yadkin
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Avery
Burke
Cabarrus
Catawba
Davie
Forsyth
Lincoln
Mecklenburg
Rowan
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.124
Map of North Carolina highlighting Wilkes County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.