Welcome to Stokes County
Home to Hanging Rock State Park and close to the city and the mountains, life in Stokes County is one-of-a-kind. When you live in one of these communities, you'll be just under an hour away from major spots like Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Pilot Mountain, and Stone Mountain. Thanks to the unique mix of recreational opportunities and big-city amenities, Stokes County is quickly becoming a popular place to call home.
Why Do Residents Choose Stokes County?
Parks & Recreation
Stokes County is home to the popular Hanging Rock State Park, an expansive area that boasts over 20 miles of hiking and mountain trails, beautiful waterfalls, and easy access to recreation on the Dan River. Plus, Stokes County is just a short trip away away from other major mountain stops, including Pilot Mountain, Stone Mountains, and South Mountains.
Shopping & Dining
Since Stokes County is filled with small towns, local shops and eateries abound. Grab some of your groceries at stops like Betty's Country Grocer, grab a drink and listen to live music at Green Heron Ale House, or hunt for some treasures at the East Stokes Thrift Store. For more options, all of the shopping and dining of Winston-Salem is under an hour away.
Stokes County is served by the Stokes County School District, and just over 6,000 students attend the 19 schools around the area. The schools in the district also boast a low student-to-teacher ration, which offers an enriched learning environment dedicated to helping students reach their full potential.
There are tons of things to do within Stokes County, but the area also has an excellent location for accessing attractions outside of the county limits. Winston-Salem and Greensboro are both under an hour away, Asheville and the mountains are around 2-3 hours away, and major cities in the Triangle — like Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh — are just 2 hours away.
Stokes County at a Glance
Stokes County Community Resources
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- COUNTY RESOURCES
- County Homepage
- CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
- Stokes County Schools
- Forsyth Technical
- Surry Community College
- Winston Salem State University
- Salem College in Winston-Salem
- Wake Forest University
- Northwestern Regional Library System
- Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes