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Joining other settlers on the northern edge of Wilkes County in 1775, William Blackburn settled in the present day area of Stone Mountain State Park. Blackburn devised an innovative rail-pen wild turkey trap. These traps and their eventual popularity are commonly recalled as the source of the town's name, although others have varied accounts. Many of the earliest settlers in the region settled along the headwaters of the Roaring River.

Joining other settlers on the northern edge of Wilkes County in 1775, William Blackburn settled in the present day area of Stone Mountain State Park. Blackburn devised an innovative rail-pen wild turkey trap. These traps and their eventual popularity are commonly recalled as the source of the town's name, although others have varied accounts. Many of the earliest settlers in the region settled along the headwaters of the Roaring River.

Traphill is name of a rural community located in northeastern Wilkes County, North Carolina. The community is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Traphill is listed as a ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the 2000 Census, the population of Traphill was 1,936. Stone Mountain State Park, one of the most popular state parks in North Carolina, is located in Traphill.

Traphill is name of a rural community located in northeastern Wilkes County, North Carolina. The community is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Traphill is listed as a ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the 2000 Census, the population of Traphill was 1,936. Stone Mountain State Park, one of the most popular state parks in North Carolina, is located in Traphill.

Waterfalls on Roaring River At Stone Mountain A NC State Park | JohnHarmonGallery - Photography on ArtFire

Waterfalls on Roaring River At Stone Mountain A NC State Park | JohnHarmonGallery - Photography on ArtFire

In 1777 Wilkes county was created from Surry and Burke Counties. Its first courthouse was built of logs at Mulberry Fields, (now Wilkesboro), the county seat. The county court ordered the building removed Wilkes County Courthouse from its site in 1830 and it was used as a stable until 1900. The second courthouse was constructed on the old site and it served until it was replaced by the present one in 1902.

In 1777 Wilkes county was created from Surry and Burke Counties. Its first courthouse was built of logs at Mulberry Fields, (now Wilkesboro), the county seat. The county court ordered the building removed Wilkes County Courthouse from its site in 1830 and it was used as a stable until 1900. The second courthouse was constructed on the old site and it served until it was replaced by the present one in 1902.

Stone Mountain is a NC State Park located in both Alleghany and Wilkes counties. Enjoy 14,000 acres of land graced by a 600 foot granite dome, mountain views, water falls, camping, rock climbing  www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/stmo/main.php

Stone Mountain is a NC State Park located in both Alleghany and Wilkes counties. Enjoy 14,000 acres of land graced by a 600 foot granite dome, mountain views, water falls, camping, rock climbing www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/stmo/main.php

Priddy’s Family General Store North Carolina ~ opened in 1929 and remains in business to this day. Nice to visit if you are at Hanging Rock State Park. Its near Danbury NC.

Priddy’s Family General Store North Carolina ~ opened in 1929 and remains in business to this day. Nice to visit if you are at Hanging Rock State Park. Its near Danbury NC.

"Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a U.S.-based chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores that has retail stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Founded in 1946 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the chain now serves more than 14 million customers a week in its 1,710 stores in the United States and 20 in Canada."

"Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a U.S.-based chain of retail home improvement and appliance stores that has retail stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Founded in 1946 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the chain now serves more than 14 million customers a week in its 1,710 stores in the United States and 20 in Canada."

Railroad Trestle Roaring River Yadkin Valley Railroad Wilkes County NC by Bass Player Keith Hall, via Flickr

Railroad Trestle Roaring River Yadkin Valley Railroad Wilkes County NC by Bass Player Keith Hall, via Flickr

The earliest settlers came to the Elkin area around 1740, many of whom were attracted to the land along the Yadkin River and the Big Elkin Creek. The land was dense with hardwood trees which provided charcoal to aid in the production of iron, as well as supplying boards used in the building of Old Salem.

The earliest settlers came to the Elkin area around 1740, many of whom were attracted to the land along the Yadkin River and the Big Elkin Creek. The land was dense with hardwood trees which provided charcoal to aid in the production of iron, as well as supplying boards used in the building of Old Salem.

Wilkesboro Mini Golf and Game Come try the new mini golf of Wilkes County with a ''Tiki Hut'' theme, offering video games, Birthday parties & events, and serving hot dogs, pizza, nachos and cheese, popcorn & drinks. (336) 838-7888

Wilkesboro Mini Golf and Game Come try the new mini golf of Wilkes County with a ''Tiki Hut'' theme, offering video games, Birthday parties & events, and serving hot dogs, pizza, nachos and cheese, popcorn & drinks. (336) 838-7888

The High Country of North Carolina, also known as the High South, encompasses seven counties – Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell,   Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey – yet most relocating to the area for a dose of peaceful High County living choose one of three B’s:    Banner Elk, Blowing Rock or Boone. Find out more about this scenic mountain mecca and its charming towns here.  http://www.southeastdiscovery.com/areas/high-country-north-carolina

The High Country of North Carolina, also known as the High South, encompasses seven counties – Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey – yet most relocating to the area for a dose of peaceful High County living choose one of three B’s: Banner Elk, Blowing Rock or Boone. Find out more about this scenic mountain mecca and its charming towns here. http://www.southeastdiscovery.com/areas/high-country-north-carolina