704-888-2386 • 103 W Stanly Street, Stanfield, NC 28163


Vintage picture of a trainThe Town of Stanfield was established upon completion of the railroad line from Raleigh to Charlotte in 1912. Stanfield was named for an engineer who helped complete the rail line through present day Stanfield.

In May 1955 a bill was introduced into the North Carolina Legislature to incorporate and charter the Town of Stanfield. Stanfield’s first Mayor was I.H. Blair and the first Town Commissioners’ were Dowd Greene, Ralph L. Thomas, O.Y. Tucker, Ray L. Little and Zeb Furr.

Upon completion of the railroad came the post office. The present Post Office Building has been in use since 1955.

Around 1918-1919 three areas schools were combined to create Stanfield School. Those schools were Rocky River, Cedar Hill, and Oak Grove.

Vintage picture of Stanfield High SchoolStanfield High School in 1925, Stanfield High School was built on the present Stanfield School site along Loves Chapel Road. C.F. Henkel (Stanfield Mayor from 1972-1990) began teaching Agriculture at Stanfield High School. He later taught at West Stanly High School when the Stanfield High School was torn down in 1977. The first meal served in the Stanfield School was February 26, 1956. This cafeteria is still used by students at Stanfield Elementary School today. Stanfield High School graduated its last class in 1962.

Currently, Stanfield Elementary School houses Pre-kindergarten to Eighth Grade with Ninth to Twelfth Grades attending West Stanly High School.

The oldest active church in the Stanfield area is Love’s Chapel Methodist Church. This church was founded in 1857.

Pete Henkel Park was built during the 1970’s. Since then several upgrades have been completed. Pete Henkel Park boasts two softball/baseball fields, a tennis court, and playground. Improvements are continuing.

Vintage picture of Community Clean-UpStanfield had a Community Song to the tune of “Carolina In the Morning”. The words to the Stanfield Community song are shown below.

“In 1914 railroads passing through and forming the Town of Stanfield,
Bringing with them ways for folks to travel and to build a new town, Stanfield.
Schools and churches, stores and business thrived in those days.
People moved to be a part of new ways.
Nothing could be finer than to be in Stanfield now when it is growing.
A small town deep within the country and a lot of hospitality.
Building plans for future growth to make our life all happy, wise, and healthy.
So if you’re looking for a place that you can call home. Come on out to Stanfield, you’ll nevermore roam.
You will like our country town – we have interests all around in Stanfield.”

Learn more, read “Stanly County HIstory Timeline

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Stanfield, NC 28163

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The Road is reopened and all traffic patterns have returned to normal including student pick up at the school.
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The Stanfield Police Department needs your help identifying this woman who was involved in a Larceny from a local business in Stanfield (In's and Out's) on October 2nd 2019. The unidentified woman fled the business headed toward Oakboro on Big Lick Rd driving a White Toyota Echo similar to the stock photo pictured here. If you recognize her please message us on here. Anyone providing tips will be kept confidential.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court.
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Chief Faggart, Lieutenant Schneider, and
K-9 Tango had a great time today at Locust Elementary School. We met some awesome Students and Teachers! LT. Schneider answered lots of questions and explained the roles that police officers and police K-9s serve in order to keep our communities safe. Tango enjoyed meeting the Kids! We would like to thank Locust Elementary School for having us! 😊
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Arrest 9/24/2019 William Bullock

A Stanfield Police Officer made a traffic stop last night due to a fictitious license plate. The driver, William Bullock who was found to be in possession of an illegal schedule 2 controlled substance was arrested after it was also discovered that he is wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies in the state of Virginia for the following outstanding warrants:

Probation violation



Driving while impaired

Bullock was booked in to the Stanly County Jail under a $90,000 secured bond.

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Arrest 9/23/2019 Patti B. Hollar

After receiving numerous complaints from citizens concerning suspected drug activity at a residence in Stanfield. The Stanfield Police Department with the assistance of the Stanly County Sheriff's Office and the Albemarle Police Department conducted an investigation which came to a close today resulting with the arrest of Patti Hollar who was booked in to the Stanly County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond for the following charges:

Sell schedule 2 controlled substance

Deliver schedule 2 controlled substance

Possess with the intent to sale and deliver schedule 2 controlled substance

Felony maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substances.

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