Stokes, North Carolina
The Thomas Sheppard Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. John Henry Roberson, Jr., a direct descendent of the founders of Robersonville, owned his own farm south of Robersonville, and was involved in many civic affairs with his brothers David Roberson and Grover H. Roberson. Grover H. Roberson left the Stokes area in early 1938 to join the U.S. Navy. Grover saw action at the Battle of Anzio, in Italy. After the Battle of Anzio, Grover was in the company of a group of other naval officers and had a special audience with Pope Pius XIV at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. After discharge from the U.S. Navy, Grover moved to South Thomaston, Maine. David Roberson successfully operated the Robuck family, in the Robersonville/Stokes area for most of his life. reference: History of Martin and Pitt Counties.
Stokes' local school is Stokes Elementary School, serving grades pre-K through 8th; North Pitt High School serving grades 9-12.
Stokes Regional Water Company serves local water needs; Stokes & Congleton Gas Co. is the local Propane(LP) supplier, www.stokescongleton.com ; Embarq is the local telephone and ADSL company; and GUC provides electricity.
- Chronicles of Pitt County, Volume I. Pitt County Historical Society, Elizabeth Copeland, Editor, 1982, reprinted 2003.
- Chronicles of Pitt County, Volume II. Pitt County Historical Society, Sandra Hunsucker, Executive Editor, 2005.
- History of Pitt and Martin Counties.
- History of the Roberson Family of Martin County.
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