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

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

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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

The Stanfield Police Department would like to make citizens aware of a few operational changes due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. First we are still operating 24/7 and are prepared to respond to any emergency calls. We are not allowing the public inside the police department building as we have limited cleaning supplies and staff. If you come to the police department we will meet you outside. We also request that if anyone just needs a question answered to call and leave a message if it's not an emergency and we will get back to you.

Also if a report can be taken over the phone instead of an officer responding in person that is the preferred method. It is our goal to only have to respond in person to an active crime in progress involving physical danger or loss/property damage. Our officers are and will continue to be on the road and they will enforce the laws, we are just simply trying to minimize as much physical contact as possible so that we are healthy and available when we are needed the most.

We also ask all citizens and businesses to obey the Governers State of Emergency Orders as well as any local municipal or county orders. Any violations observed will be documented and addressed accordingly.

For any would be criminals who may think this pandemic gives them an opportunity to commit crimes without consequences; the jail is still open for business so are we and we don't mind the drive.

We are all in this together so let's work with each other and come out on the other side of this as quickly, healthy, and safely as possible.

Respectfully,
Chief M.D. Faggart

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