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Stanly County is a county in the state of North Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 60,585. Its county seat is
Stanly County comprises the Albemarle, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Charlotte-Concord, NC-South Carolina Combined Statistical Area.
It was named in honor of John Stanly who for many years was a member of the Legislature and several times speaker of the House of Commons.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Stanly was formed in 1841 from Montgomery. It was named in honor of John Stanly who for many years was a member of the Legislature and several times speaker of the House of Commons. It is in the central section of the State and is bounded by Montgomery, Richmond, Anson, Union, Cabarrus and Rowan counties. The present land area is 395.06 square miles and the 2000 population was 58,100. Albemarle is the county seat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 405 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 395 square miles (1,020 km2) is land and 9.8 square miles (25 km2) (2.4%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Pfeiffer University "Falcons"
Stanly Community College "Eagles"