Wilkes County, North Carolina was formed in 1777 from Surry County and the
District of Washington. Then, various counties have been formed, or partly
formed, out of Wilkes County since that time. They are:
Alexander - Established in 1847 out of Iredell and
Ashe - Established in 1799 out of Wilkes County
Caldwell - Established in 1841 out of Burke and Wilkes
Watauga - Established out of Caldwell, Wilkes and Yancey
Counties in 1849
The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc. was established by a local small group
of interested people in 1967. Since that time, the Society has published
various types of genealogical materials and continues to collect and provide
citizens with a wide array of materials for research endeavors. These
materials are housed at the Wilkes County Public Library.
County Public Library is located at 215 Tenth Street, North Wilkesboro, NC.
Their telephone number is: 336-838-2818. The hours of operation are:
Monday - Thursday - 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday - 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Library is closed for all major holidays, and the first Saturday in
October for the Annual Apple Festival. Additional information may be
acquired through the Wilkes County Library Web Site that is listed under
Links in this web site.