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

History

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

Contact Us

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

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We're hiring for a full-time patrol position! starting pay is $36,000 annually. Pay negotiable based on experience. Additionall benefits; take home car, 401k, insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and many more perks that come with working in a wonderful small town like Stanfield! If you're interested pick up an application at town hall and submit it along with your F-3.If you have any questions send us a message on here! Applicants must be B.L.E.T. certified. We are an equal opportunity employer. ... See MoreSee Less

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Many of you will be celebrating New Year's Eve tonight and the Stanfield Police Department hope's you have a great time. But please Don't drink and drive or ride in a car with someone who has been drinking. We along with law enforcement across the country will be out tonight looking for anyone driving impaired. It's not worth it! Please Share! ... See MoreSee Less

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We have recieved complaints from citizens concerning speeders. Specifically on West Stanly Street (35 MPH) and North Love Chapel Rd.(25 MPH) We will be conducting a speed enforcement campaign until the desired result is achieved. Please obey the speed limit. Please share this post ... See MoreSee Less

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Operation "Secret Santa" has been underway again on this wonderful Christmas morning! Thanks to an anonymous donor, unsuspecting motorists think they are getting a traffic ticket but instead get a little Christmas gift! And of course a little lesson on safe driving! The Stanfield Police Department wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! Be safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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Stanfield Police Department

We would all like to congratulate Chief Smith on passing his General Instructor course today. This was a two week course through South Piedmont Community College, that gives an officer the ability to teach law enforcement classes.

Also we would like to congratulate Chief Faggart of the Stanfield Police Department for passing his General Instructor course today as well.

This exemplifies the commitment that these two Chief’s have to the communities they serve and career development in law enforcement. #oakboro #stanfield #stanlycounty #northcarolina 
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