Yadkin County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2010, the population was 38,406. Its county seat is Yadkinville
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 337 square miles (870 km2), of which, 336 square miles (870 km2) of it is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) of it (0.57%) is water. Yadkin County is located in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina. The Piedmont consists of rolling farmlands frequently broken by hills or
valleys formed by streams. The extreme western section of the county contains the Brushy Mountains, a deeply eroded spur of the much higher Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. Yadkin County marks the eastern end of the Brushy Mountains range; none of the peaks rise more than 400–500 feet above the surrounding countryside. The highest point in the county is Star Peak near Jonesville, at 1,590 feet above sea level.
The Yadkin River forms the county’s northern and eastern borders. The county takes its name from the river.
Yadkin County has three high schools, Forbush, Starmount, and the Yadkin Early College.
The Yadkin Early College is a five year program where High School and College courses are offered on the Yadkin campus of Surry Community College. Students get the opportunity to earn their High School diploma and an Associates degree in Nursing, Criminal Justice, or a Transfer degree to a four year university.
The High Schools are fed by eight elementary schools, which teach kindergarten through sixth grades. The eight elementary schools are Boonville, Courtney, East Bend, Fall Creek, Forbush, Jonesville, West Yadkin and Yadkinville.
The school system also operates Yadkin Success Academy, an alternative learning center on Old U.S. 421 in Yadkinville.