Wilkes County

This page contains information available through the NCGS concerning Wilkes County.

USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles covering Wilkes County

[1:24,000 scale maps for Wilkes County]

Statewide index to 7.5-minute quadrangles Ordering information

Highest Point*

WilkesThomkins Knob (Thomkins 2 triangle)4079!Maple Springs
A "!" in the column labeled "+/!" indicates an exact elevation. An estimated elevation is indicated by "+".
*Some counties have more than one location that appear to have the same elevation. These counties show more than one entry in this table.
If you are interested in the highest elevation in every county, try this table.

NCGS Publications covering Wilkes County

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Dissertations and theses covering Wilkes County

Copies of Ph.D. dissertations and M.S. theses at the NCGS Archdale office are listed below. These volumes are not for sale, but can be viewed at the NCGS offices in Raleigh, NC. For interlibrary loan, please check with the degree-granting institution.








Harper, S. B. 1977 The age and origin of granitic gneisses of the Inner Piedmont, northwestern North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Master thesis 92 p. Geochronology
Justus, P. S. 1971 Structure and petrology along the blue ridge front and brevard zone, Wilkes and Caldwell Counties, North Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill Ph.D. dissertation 89 p. Geologic mapping
Katz, S. D. 1983 Fourier shape analysis and electron microscopy of detrital muscovite in two fluvial networks in North Carolina Duke University Master thesis 71 p. Fluvial processes
Young, S. W. 1975 Petrography of holocene fluvial sands derived from regional metamorphic source rocks Indiana University Ph.D. dissertation 144 p. Petrology
*Topic = A broad classification for the type of geologic research covered.
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