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King is a town in Stokes CountyNorth CarolinaUnited States. Portions of the town are also in Forsyth County. The population was 6904 at the 2010 census.

King is also a part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan area, located northwest of Winston-Salem.

The City of King has two large public parks: Recreation Acres and Central Park.

 

The town was originally called King's Cabin. Charles and Francis King lived in a cabin owned by Francis's father for a short time in the 1830s. Being Quakers and against slavery the King family moved to the free North. According to television journalist and historian Chad Tucker's bookImages of America, King (2006), after the King family left their home it was used by locals as a landmark or reference point in giving directions. Several decades later when a post office was established in 1888 it was named for that reference point, King's Cabin. The railroad laid tracks a few years later and shortened the name to King in its business transactions and to eliminate confusion the post office followed on September 26, 1894. Charles and Francis King never returned to Stokes County and never knew their former home became the namesake of a town. According to Tucker, the community grew into an unincorporated town of schools and businesses. With the first automobile arriving by train in October 1911, new highways followed. With new roads, the town's proximity to Winston-Salem, and a new four-lane highway 52 built in the 1960s, King opened its doors to growth, turning farmland into subdivisions. Community groups acted as an unofficial town council, providing services such as a fire department, water and sewer. On September 13, 1983, King became an incorporated city, 95 years after the King's Cabin post office opened. Tucker, Chad. Images of America, King. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006. King is home to the 2011 North Carolina 2AA Championship Football team the West Stokes Wildcats. It is close to Hanging Rock state park.


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Amigos

710 E King St
King, NC, 27021

(336) 983-2020

Mountainview Medical

216 Moore Rd
King, NC, 27021

(336) 983-3230

Serene Massage Therapy

151 Jefferson Church Rd
King, NC, 27021

(336) 391-0760

Community Eye Associates

306 Kirby Rd
King, NC, 27021

(336) 893-4650

King Chiropractic

617 E King St
King, NC, 27021

(336) 983-0433

Lois Cox Skincare & Massage

541 E. King St,
King, NC, 27021

(336) 549-4440

A T Bassiri & Associates PA

226 Kirby Rd
King, NC, 27021

(336) 983-0095

Spark Athletic Performance

416 W King Street
King, NC, 27021

(336) 414-4461

Chermack & Hanson Orthodontics

524 S Main St
King, NC, 27021

(336) 983-4551

A B & M Therapy Services

617 E King St
King, NC, 27021

(336) 983-2210