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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

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News related to Surry County, NC

“”surry county” nc” – Google News

Surry County to hold ceremony for fallen N.C. Highway Patrol trooper – Winston-Salem Journal

Surry County to hold ceremony for fallen N.C. Highway Patrol trooper  Winston-Salem Journal

Surry County officials will hold a celebration of life ceremony Saturday at the Surry County Courthouse Square in Dobson to remember Trooper Samuel Newton …




Surry County Sheriff Reports – Mount Airy News

Surry County Sheriff Reports  Mount Airy News

DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has released the following arrest reports: • Joseph Andrew Goins, 29, of Glory Lane, Mount Airy, was served an …




Man arrested after more than $40,000 worth of methamphetamine seized in Surry County – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Man arrested after more than $40,000 worth of methamphetamine seized in Surry County  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A man has been arrested and thousands of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine were seized after a traffic stop in Surry County, …




Surry County man arrested in 1980 rape, killing of 14-year-old girl – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Surry County man arrested in 1980 rape, killing of 14-year-old girl  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

DOBSON, N.C. — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the 1980 rape and killing of a teenage girl, according to a news release. Robert James …




Mistake takes N.C. inmate transport vehicle on a detour – to the wrong state – Durham Herald Sun

Mistake takes N.C. inmate transport vehicle on a detour – to the wrong state  Durham Herald Sun

A prison officer was supposed to take an inmate from Raleigh to a court hearing in western North Carolina. But the journey wound up being anything but routine …




Pilot Mountain man accused of break-in, assault on elderly woman and leading deputies on pursuit – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Pilot Mountain man accused of break-in, assault on elderly woman and leading deputies on pursuit  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A man is in custody and faces serval charges after a pursuit in Surry County, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.


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