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Surry County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 71,227. Its county seat is Dobson.

The county was formed in 1771 from Rowan County. It was named for the county of Surrey in England, birthplace of William Tryon, Governor of North Carolina from 1765 to 1771.

In 1777 parts of Surry County and Washington District (now Washington County, Tennessee) were combined to form Wilkes County. The first permanent courthouse was established at Richmond in 1779, what is now the modern-day Old Richmond Township in Forsyth County near Donnaha. However, in 1789 the eastern half of Surry County became Stokes County, thus making the Richmond site unusable for either county. In 1790, the county seat was moved to Rockford where it remained for over half a century. In 1850 the half of the county’s remaining territory south of the Yadkin River became Yadkin County. The town of Dobson was established in 1853 to be the new county seat.

Source: Wikipedia.

Surry County Genealogy Resources

Surry County NCGenweb site

Surry County NCGenWeb Archives

Surry County Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 997
Dobson, NC 27017

Surry County Historical Society
P.O. Box 70
Siloam, NC 27047

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Surry County Government

Surry County Government – Official website

Surry County Register of Deeds
201 E. Kapp Street
PO Box 303
Dobson, NC 27017
Phone: 336-401-8150
Fax: 336-401-8151
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:15 – 5:00

Northwestern Regional Library System – Serving Stokes, Surry, Alleghany and Yadkin Counties
Dobson Community Library
113 S. Crutchfield Street
Dobson, North Carolina 27017
Voice: 336.386.8208
Fax: 336.386.4086

Elkin Public Library
111 North Front Street
Elkin, North Carolina 28621
Voice: 336.835.5586
Fax: 336.835.5008
TDD & TTY: 336.835.5586

Charles H. Stone Memorial Library
319 W. Main Street
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina 27041
Voice: 336.368.2370
Fax: 336.368.9587

Mount Airy Public Library
145 Rockford Street
Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030
Voice: 336.789.5108
Fax: 336.786.5838

Cities and Towns

* Dobson
* Elkin
* Mount Airy
* Pilot Mountain

Townships:

* Bryan
* Dobson
* Eldora
* Elkin
* Franklin
* Long Hill
* Marsh
* Mount Airy
* Pilot
* Rockford
* Shoals
* Siloam
* South Westfield
* Stewarts Creek
* Westfield

Tax Records

1786 Taxables – Atkins District

1786 Taxables – Krous District

Census

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1800 Federal Census Transcription – Extract

1810 Federal Census Index – by lastname

1850 Federal Census Index

1810 Federal Census Images

1880 Federal Census Transcription – Enumeration District 169

1880 Federal Census Transcription – Enumeration District 174

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Surry County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Surry County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Surry County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Surry County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Surry County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

m.stewhum020 on “RILEY Family”

Searching for the RILEY family. Father /John, born in Ireland(?), son/George W. Riley born in 1813-1814 in North Carolina d/ after 1862 in Civil war. Married/ America ? born in Kentucky in 1824-1826,her last name may have been SHEPHERD. They moved to Vandalia,Fayette Co, Il. Any one with information please contact me @ twomoons27@hotmail.com. thanks msh




lorieblue on “Looking for Carter,Norman,Kepley,Johnson families”

if you can help email me at dandlkepley10@aol.com thanks




jdc3160 on “cave family”

i am the granddaughter of clarence paul cave anyone researching this family or have any info




foxtrot66 on “Matilda Linville and John Henry Johnson”

I’m looking for the parents of Matilda Linville, born about 1800. She married John Henry Johnson in Surry County. It was believed by some that Matilda was daughter of Richard Linville and Mary M. Yount. The dates may be the same, but this Matilda is not the same that married John. According to census, she is most likely from one of the son’s of Thomas Linville and Hannah Morgan (don’t know for sure). There seems to be scarce data on the sons and their families, so I’m hoping someone out there may know something. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks. Email at carlus.love@yahoo.com




Alabama1812 on “Louisa Mourning Williamson”

Looking for any info about my gggg grandmother, Louisa Mourning Williamson and her husband, James Wright. Married about 1802 in Surry County, NC. Especially looking for any Native American roots either of them may have had.

Thanks very much.


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73-year-old man found dead in Surry County driveway; homicide investigation underway – myfox8.com


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73-year-old man found dead in Surry County driveway; homicide investigation underway
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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead in the driveway of a Surry County residence. Officers responded to 172 Fremont Lane, northeast of Elkin, at 11:51 a.m. on Wednesday after a report of a shooting, …
Man's death investigated near ElkinWXII The Triad
Investigators on scene of homicide in Elkin, NC. (Photo: Hope Ford, WFMY, Custom)WFMYNews2.com
Death of Elkin man being investigated as homicideElkin Jonesville Tribune

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Weekend stabbing death investigated in Surry County – WXII The Triad


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Weekend stabbing death investigated in Surry County
WXII The Triad
… witnesses said Haynes had been in an ongoing confrontation with a woman at the home throughout the day Saturday. No other information has been released. If you have information that can help investigators, you're asked to call the Surry County
Man found dead from apparent stab wound in Surry County; investigation underwaymyfox8.com

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Man bringing Japanese form of fly fishing to Surry County – myfox8.com


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Man bringing Japanese form of fly fishing to Surry County
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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — In this edition of Roy's Folks, meet a guy who is bringing an ancient Japanese form of fly fishing to the area. It's called Tenkara and it's a method of fishing that uses very minimal equipment; a pole, some line and a hand tied fly.




Shelton named medical examiner – Mount Airy News

Shelton named medical examiner
Mount Airy News
DOBSON — A county official says there will be no changes to his role after being named the county's medical examiner by the Surry County Board of Commissioners recently. “I've been performing the field investigations since 1985,” said EMS Director

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Mount Airy Suspicious Death Ruled Homicide; Third One in Surry Co. in a Week – TWC News


TWC News
Mount Airy Suspicious Death Ruled Homicide; Third One in Surry Co. in a Week
TWC News
SURRY COUNTY — The suspicious death of an 80-year-old Mount Airy woman Wednesday has been ruled a homicide. Surry County investigators now say 28-year-old Jordan Lowdermilk killed 80-year-old Claudia Smith. Usually Timothy Jenkins would see …
Man arrested, charged with murder of 80-year-old Mount Airy womanmyfox8.com
Arrest made in city woman's homicideMount Airy News
Mug Shot: Jordan Ross Lowdermilk (Photo: Custom)WFMYNews2.com
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Mount Airy man convicted in child porn case – Mount Airy News

Mount Airy man convicted in child porn case
Mount Airy News
DOBSON — A Mount Airy man was placed on supervised probation after pleading guilty to 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor on May 9 in Surry County Superior Court. Jerry Dean Johnson, 39, of Creed Street, had been arrested in

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