|Stokes County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Danbury (County Seat), King, Meadows, Pinnacle, Quaker Gap, Walnut Cove
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Stokes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 44,711. Its county seat is Danbury.
The county was formed in 1789. It was named for John Stokes, an American Revolutionary War captain severely wounded when British Colonel Banastre Tarleton's cavalry practically destroyed Col. Abraham Buford's Virginia regiment in the Waxhaws region in 1780. After the war, Captain Stokes was appointed a judge of the United States district court for North Carolina.