Stanly County, North Carolina

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Stanly County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 58,100. Its county seat is Albemarle[1].



The county was formed in 1841 from the part of Montgomery County west of the Pee Dee River. It was named for John Stanly of New Bern (1774-1834), who served several terms in the North Carolina House of Commons and two terms (1801-1803, 1809-1811) in the United States House of Representatives.

Law and government

Stanly County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments.

As of the 2000 Census, Stanly County is located entirely in North Carolina's 8th congressional district and is currently represented in the 111th United States Congress by Larry Kissell (D).


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