Anson County, North Carolina
|Anson County, North Carolina|
Anson County Courthouse in Wadesboro
Location within North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
|Named for||George Anson, Baron Anson|
|• Total||537 sq mi (1,391 km2)|
|• Land||531 sq mi (1,375 km2)|
|• Water||5.6 sq mi (15 km2), 1.1%|
|• Density||51/sq mi (20/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC−5/−4|
History[change | change source]
In 1753, the northern part of Anson County became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of the county became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of the county became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. And in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to make Union County.
Government[change | change source]
Anson County is part of the Centralina Council of Governments.
Connected Counties[change | change source]
These counties are connected to Anson County:
- Stanly County, North Carolina - north
- Richmond County, North Carolina - east
- Marlboro County, South Carolina - south east
- Chesterfield County, South Carolina -south
- Union County, North Carolina -west
Cities and Towns[change | change source]
These cities and towns are in Anson County