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Encyclopedia > Wilkes County

Wilkes County is the name of several counties in the United States:

  • Wilkes County, Georgia
  • Wilkes County, North Carolina

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Wilkes Economic Development Corporation (330 words)
Wilkes County offers a unique mix of natural beauty and abundant opportunities for residents, visitors, and businesses.
Wilkes County is fondly referred to as a recreational “paradise.” Visitors enjoy spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and are invited to participate in a wide range of sporting and leisure activities.
Wilkes County has one of the largest Certified Industrial Parks in the state of North Carolina.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Wilkes County (873 words)
The area that became the original Wilkes County was called the New Purchase or Ceded Lands, referring to the land lying between the Broad and Savannah rivers, which today includes Elbert and Lincoln counties, as well as parts of Oglethorpe, Taliaferro, and Warren counties.
Wilkes County is named for John Wilkes, a colorful member of British Parliament who opposed some of the British policies that eventually led to the American Revolution (1775-83).
According to the 2000 U.S. census, the population of Wilkes County is 10,687 (55.1 percent white, 43.1 percent fl, and 2.0 percent Hispanic).
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