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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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Deputies continue investigating death of burned woman in Surry County – myfox8.com


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Deputies continue investigating death of burned woman in Surry County
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MOUNT AIRY, NC – The Surry County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate a death that occurred on Autobahn Lane in the White Plains community Friday night, according to a press release. Heather Leanne Wilkins Frye, 36, was discovered deceased …
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Homicide investigation underway in Surry County – myfox8.com


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Homicide investigation underway in Surry County
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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A homicide investigation is underway in Surry County, according to Sheriff Graham Atkinson. On Friday at 10:37 p.m., deputies came to 151 Blue Ridge Lane, Mount Airy, after a report of a deceased person. When deputies arrived …
Surry County Sheriff's Office investigating homicide near Mount AiryMount Airy News
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Ultralight helicopter crashes in Surry County – myfox8.com


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Ultralight helicopter crashes in Surry County
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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. – One person was injured after an ultralight helicopter crashed in Surry County on Sunday afternoon. The incident happened about 30 yards off the runway at Mount Airy/Surry County Airport, according to Surry County EMS Director …
Small Plane Crashes While Trying to Land At Mt. Airy AirportWFMYNews2.com
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2017 Surry County drug-related deaths reach half of 2016 total – myfox8.com


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2017 Surry County drug-related deaths reach half of 2016 total
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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — There have been 16 drug-related deaths through the first two months of 2017 in Surry County, compared to 32 drug-related deaths in all of 2016. As state lawmakers have introduced legislation to combat the opioid epidemic in North …

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Surry County Commissioners urge change to Article 43 sales tax – Elkin Jonesville Tribune


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Surry County Commissioners urge change to Article 43 sales tax
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ELKIN — Surry County Commissioners went all in with their support of proposed sales tax legislation which could create revenue for school capital projects. The Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution in support of N.C. Senate Bill 166

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Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson retiring to pursue new opportunity – Elkin Jonesville Tribune


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Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson retiring to pursue new opportunity
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DOBSON — Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson will soon end his service as sheriff, according to Atkinson. Atkinson said his resignation will be effective on April 28, and he is set to take a job with the state of North Carolina. The sheriff said Gov.
Surry County sheriff announces retirementWXII The Triad

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