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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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Man dies after crash with UPS truck in Surry County – myfox8.com


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Man dies after crash with UPS truck in Surry County
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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. – One man is dead after a crash in Surry County on Thursday morning, according to John Shelton with Surry County Emergency Medical Services. Hector Vargas, 41, of Cornelius, has been identified as the victim in the crash.
Cornelius man killed in Surry County wreckWCNC
Man dies after crashing into UPS truck in road construction areaWXII The Triad

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Fiery tractor-trailer crash closes I-77 southbound in Surry County – myfox8.com


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Fiery tractor-trailer crash closes I-77 southbound in Surry County
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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A tractor-trailer crash closed Interstate 77 southbound in Surry County Friday morning. All southbound lanes of Interstate 77 near mile marker 101 are closed after a tractor-trailer struck the rear cargo area of another tractor
Tractor-trailer crash closes I-77 south in Surry CountyWBTV
1 taken to trauma center after fiery Interstate 77 southbound crash; areas shut down in Surry CountyWXII The Triad

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Credit union awards scholarships to two – Mount Airy News


Mount Airy News
Credit union awards scholarships to two
Mount Airy News
Simmons (third from left) accepts the award alongside Surry Community College's Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships Andrea Simpson (far left), his family, and Surry County Register of Deeds and North Carolina credit union advisory board member …

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2 seniors killed in mobile home fire in Surry County – myfox8.com


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2 seniors killed in mobile home fire in Surry County
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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Two seniors were killed in a mobile home fire Monday night, according to Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton. The fire happened at 125 Pea Tree Lane in the Lowgap community. The victims' son checked on …
3 injured after tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 77WXII The Triad

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Large Surry County-based contractor moving to Winston-Salem – Triad Business Journal


Triad Business Journal
Large Surry County-based contractor moving to Winston-Salem
Triad Business Journal
Omega's projects include hotels, large industrial facilities, shopping centers and institutional buildings in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. "We've been looking at this move for some time now," Hennings said. "Due to our growth


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