A History of Mocksville, North Carolina


Davie County Court House - Mocksville, North Carolina

The town of Mocksville is the largest municipality in Davie County and serves as the county seat. Mocksville was incorporated in 1839 and has a vast wealth of history. Citizens of this municipality enjoy a high quality of life in a diversified community. With a population of 4,178 and 4.5 square miles the town has a good mix of innovative industry and quality residential areas.

Mocksville is located in the western part of the Piedmont Triad - in the heartland of North Carolina. It is served by Interstate 40, U.S. Highways 61,158, and 601 and NC Highways 801 and 901. Mocksville has a comfortable climate with a yearly average temperature of 57.8 degrees and 42.5" of average yearly rainfall.


Mocks Old Field was granted a U.S. Post Office on March 17, 1810 and Basil Gaither was the first postmaster. It was in Rowan County at the time. In 1823, the town was renamed to Mocksville, and it was in Davie County when that county was created in 1836.


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