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Anson County, North Carolina

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  • Aaron Vick (1745 - 1774)
    From Joseph Vick of Lower Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia and His Descendants vol. 1. pp. 236-237 75. AARON4 VICK (?Isaac3, William2, Josephl) was born about 1745, probably in North Carolina. He died...
  • Violet Hulda Derrick (1912 - 1986)
  • NC Project Photo
    William Alexander Gaddy (1839 - 1931)
    From Parents: David Gaddy and Susan Bennett. Sergeant 10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery. Enlisted in Company C, 10th Battalion Heavy Artillery Regiment North Carolina. Enlisted as a 3rd ...
  • Nevel Alexander "Sandy" Gaddy (1888 - 1962)
    From Parents: William Gaddy & Sarah Austin wife: Ola Carter 1890-1968 Children: William Alexander Gaddy 1909-1952 Lacy Lamar Gaddy 1910-1984 Sara Lottie Gaddy 1912-1913 Leon Deberry Gaddy...
    Lacy Lamar Gaddy (1910 - 1984)
    Tombstone notes US Army, WWII.

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The county was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. It was named for George Anson, Baron Anson, a British admiral, who circumnavigated the globe from 1740 to 1744, and later became First Lord of the Admiralty. Anson purchased land in the state.

Like its parent county Bladen, Anson County was originally a vast territory with indefinite northern and western boundaries. Reductions in its extent began in 1753, when the northern part of it became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of Anson County became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of what remained of Anson County became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. Finally, in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to become Union County.

Adjacent Counties

Chesterfield County, SC

Union County

Stanly County

Montgomery County

Richmond County

Marlboro County, SC


  • Ansonville
  • Burnsville
  • Lilesville
  • McFarlan
  • Morven
  • Peachland
  • Polkton
  • Sneedsboro (Ghost Town)
  • Wadesboro (County Seat)



Boggan-Hammond House & Alexander Little Wing

The Barrett-Faulkner House

Anson County Regiment-American Revolution