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  • At A Glance

    Originally established as Green Pond in the 1860s because of a swampy pond in the general area of what is now Ellisboro Road and N.C. 68, the town of “Pond” was renamed “Stokesdale” in 1887; it is not for certain whether the name was derived from that of a railroad executive, a train conductor or the man who surveyed the area at the time.

    First incorporated in 1907, Stokesdale wentbankrupt during the Depression and became inactive in the 1930s. After its charter was revoked in 1971, Stokesdale incorporated for a second time on Nov. 9, 1989, and has remained a healthy, growing community in the years since.

    Incorporation date: 1989

    Size: 21.4 square miles

    Property tax rate: Stokesdale does not charge a property tax, but Guilford County charges 73¢ per $100 of property value. Residents in the Stokesdale Fire District pay a fire tax of 10 cents per $100 of property value.


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