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Anson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 26,948. Its county seat is Wadesboro
It was named in honor of George, Lord Anson, a celebrated English admiral who circumnavigated the globe.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Anson was formed in 1750 from Bladen. It was named in honor of George, Lord Anson, a celebrated English admiral who circumnavigated the globe. It is in the south center section of the State and is bounded by the state of South Carolina and Union, Stanly, and Richmond counties. Its land area is 531.57 square miles and its population in 2000 was 25,275. From 1755 to 1780 the county seat was called Anson Court House. In 1782 and 1783 laws were passed concerning the courthouse. In the latter year New Town was authorized to be established. In 1787, Newton, the county seat, was changed to Wadesboro. Wadesboro is the county seat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 537 square miles (1,390 km2), of which 531 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 5.6 square miles (15 km2) (1.1%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
There are 11 schools in the Anson County Schools system that serve the students of the county.
South Piedmont Community College has a campus on Highway 74 near Polkton that serves Anson County residents.