Stokes County

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Stokes County is named for John Stokes, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and who was seriously wounded at the Waxhaw massacre.


Created:  1789

County Seat: 

Germantown   1790 – 1849

Forsyth            1849 – 1851

Danbury          1851 – present


Old County Courthouse – Danbury


Location:  500 North Main Street / Courthouse Circle

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Classical Revival and Beaux Arts

Architect:  Wheeler & Runge of Charlotte

Contractor:  L W Cooper of Charlotte


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick structure. The south front has a central portico with four tall white colored columns rising to a pediment at the third story. The center section is recessed with projecting sections on the east and west sides. Along the east and west sides are one story wings. On the center of the roof is a high section with three pothole windows and mansard roof.


See:  The courthouse is very similar in appearance to the old courthouses in Ashe CountyAvery County,  Iredell CountyRandolph County and Wilkes County.


See:  The architect,  Wheeler & Runge of Charlotte, designed courthouses in Ashe County, Avery County, Caldwell CountyRandolph County and Wilkes County.


See:  The contractor, L W Cooper of Charlotte, constructed the courthouse in Ashe County.


County Courthouse – Danbury




Location:  1012 North Main Street / Crestview Drive

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fred W Butner Jr. Associates

Contractor:  J H Allen Incorporated


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored concrete and glass structure. The south front has a round tower at the southwest corner. The windows are vertical. The main south entrance is on the second story. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Stokes County Government Center. To the east is the County Administration Building.  The architect was Ramsay, Burgin, Smith Architects Inc. and the contractor was R L Casey Inc. On the west side is the one story Stokes County Sociall Services Building constructed in 1992. The architect was Fred W Butner Jr. Associates and the contractor was Chris D Hilton Construction Company Inc.



N – Patrick County, Virginia and Henry County, Virginia

E – Rockingham County 

S – Forsyth County

W – Surry County





Old County Courthouse








































Photos taken 2012 and 2013