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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
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DRUG ARREST 4/21/21On 4/21/21 a Stanfield Officer stopped a car for displaying a fictitious license plate. After speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, the Officer became suspicious that drugs may be present and requested for a K-9 unit to respond. A Stanly County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit responded and K-9 Luka gave a positive alert for the presence of a controlled substance. Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and paraphernalia were subsequently located inside the vehicle. The Defendant Jennifer Aker was arrested and booked into the Stanly County Jail on the following charges:Felony possession of Schedule 2 controlled Substance Possession of Schedule 6 controlled substance Possession of drug paraphernalia *Defendant is innocent until proven guilty in court ... See MoreSee Less
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Due to numerous complaints of speeding on North Love Chapel Road, the Stanfield Police Department will be conducting heavy speed enforcement. The posted speed limit is 25 MPH. Please slow down, this stretch of road has a lot of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Riley Smith for organizing such a wonderful program here in Stanly County called "Baskets for Badges." Riley who is the daughter of the late Locust Police Chief Steven "Smitty" Smith, collected donations to provide officers in Stanly County with some awesome gifts! Today she dropped off gifts at our department for us! Thanks Riley! We know your Dad is looking down from Heaven and smiling at you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Stanfield Police Department’s K9 Tango has received donation of body armorStanfield Police Department’s K9 Tango has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Tango’s vest was sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by The Thin Blue Line USAand embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed”.Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,183 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations. The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies. K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $960 will sponsor one vest. Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty. For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Stanfield Police Department would like to thank the West Stanly Christian Ministries and Kay Barbee of Kay's Creations for treating all of our officers to a catered lunch today. We really enjoyed it and it boosted morale for sure! It is an honor to serve our community along side of you guys! ... See MoreSee Less
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