|Wilkes County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Boomer, Cricket, Fairplains, Hays, Millers Creek, Moravian Falls, Mulberry, New Castle, North Wilkesboro, Ronda, Traphill, Wilkesboro (County Seat)
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Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In July 2016 the U.S. Census estimated the county's population at 68,740. Its county seat is Wilkesboro.
The act creating the county became effective on February 15, 1778, and the county celebrates its anniversary as February 15. It was named for the English political radical John Wilkes, who lost his position as Lord Mayor of the City of London due to his support for the colonists during the American Revolution.