The first Stafford County election was held August 18, 1879 and the first elected officials were:

Stafford County Commissioners: G.M. Detwiler, F.R. Baumgartner and J.C. Towsley.
Probate Judge: L.D. Licklider.
Clerk of the Court: Geo. W. Bousman.
County Treasurer: J.B. Smith.
County Attorney: F.M. Morgan.
County Clerk: S.M. Nolder.
Register of Deeds: Frank Gilmore.
Superintendent of Schools: N.L.D. Smith.
Justice of the Peace: William Dixon.
Sheriff: J.W. Miles.
Coroner: W.S. Tyrell.
Surveyor: H.L. Fitch.