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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Tammy R. Hollar was taken into custody this morning by the Stanfield Police Department with the assistance of the Stanly County Sheriff's Office and the Oakboro Police Department. Tammy Hollar has been a fugitive since May 13th 2020 stemming from a search warrant that was executed at her residence in Stanfield resulting in numerous drug charges as well as child abuse.

Tammy Hollar was booked in to the Stanly County Jail on a $30,000 secured bond and faces the following Charges:

Possession with Intent to sell and deliver Amphetamine
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Maintain a Dwelling for Controlled Substances
Misdemeanor Child Abuse
Probation Violation
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Great job by our neighbors at Union County Sheriff's Office! They helped clean up Stanfield. Criminals don't recognize city limits or county lines. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have not had any incidents in Stanfield but it usually isn't far off when neighboring communities get hit. Please lock your vehicle doors and remove valuables from inside.There has been an increase in vehicle break-ins! Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to please be aware that the suspect(s) are stealing items from vehicles that are left unlocked. Remember to LOCK your vehicle, and TAKE out any/all items of importance and value. If you see any suspicious activity, please contact the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office at 704-920-3000. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have received numerous messages/requests regarding the release of a statement concerning the death of George Floyd. Our Department's primary goal is the safety of people including those in our custody. We definitely don't condone murder, or assault. Here is our statement. ... See MoreSee Less

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DRUG ARREST 05/24/2020
On 5/24/2020 at approximately 3:30 am while on patrol, a Stanfield Officer observed a suspicious vehicle in one of our neighborhoods. The officer made contact which resulted in an investigation that led to the discovery of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Evidence indicates the methamphetamine was possessed with the intent to sale.

Kelsey Mayers was charged with:
PWIMSD Methamphetamine
Possession of drug paraphernalia
She was booked into the Stanly County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court
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