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Anson County, North Carolina

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  • James Marshall (1767 - 1818)
    Not the same as Capt. James M. Marshall
  • Royce Daniel Boone, Sr. (1924 - 2017)
    Royce D. Boone, 92, entered into his heavenly home on September 14, 2017 at his home in Evans, GA. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Mr. Boone was born in Burnsville, North Carolina, the...
  • Capt. Ira James Hooks (1888 - 1948)
  • Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881 - 1960)
    Find a Grave Birth: Apr. 15, 1881 Wadesboro Anson County North Carolina, USADeath: Jul. 7, 1960, USAHe was a pioneer in the field of soil conservation in the United States of America. He founded and ...
  • Colonel Leonidas L. Polk (CSA) (1837 - 1892)
    Lafayette Polk (April 24, 1837 – June 11, 1892), or L.L. Polk, was an American farmer, journalist and political figure.BiographyHe was born in Anson County, North Carolina. L.L. Polk fought in the Amer...

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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.

[ Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg] filmed The Color Purple mostly in Lilesville, and a large white farmhouse (the Huntley house, which is located in Lilesville, NC and is an old farmhouse located few miles off Highway 74) was used extensively as the main exterior location in that film.

Adjacent Counties

Towns, Townships & Communities

  • Ansonville
  • Burnsville
  • Gulledge
  • Lanesboro
  • Lilesville
  • McFarlan
  • Morven
  • Peachland
  • Pee Dee
  • Polkton
  • Sneedsboro
  • Wadesboro (County Seat)
  • White Store



National Register of Historic Places

NC GenWeb

Genealogy Trails

USGW Archives

Anson Historical Society

North Carolina Estate Files, Anson County Index