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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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2 die after car travels beneath tractor-trailer in Surry County wreck – Winston-Salem Journal


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2 die after car travels beneath tractor-trailer in Surry County wreck
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N.C. Highway Patrol cruiser. File photo. Courtesy of the N.C. Highway Patrol/. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Two men died Monday night after their car traveled under a tractor-trailer on a road near Interstate 77 near Elkin, authorities said
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Victims of Monday night wreck on CC Camp Road identifiedElkin Jonesville Tribune
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NC teen plummets 50 feet off Pilot Mountain ledge. Then a tree stopped her. – Charlotte Observer


Charlotte Observer
NC teen plummets 50 feet off Pilot Mountain ledge. Then a tree stopped her.
Charlotte Observer
Surry County EMS also responded. Creed, who dreams of being a park ranger, was released Monday night from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with a broken collar bone, fractured foot and got 14 stitches for a cut on her leg, media outlets report
'I thank God I'm here,' says NC teen girl who fell off mountain ledgeWWAY NewsChannel 3

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Teen Falls From Ledge at Pilot Mountain State Park | WFMYNEWS2 … – WFMY News 2


The Fayetteville Observer
Teen Falls From Ledge at Pilot Mountain State Park | WFMYNEWS2 …
WFMY News 2
Surry County Emergency Services confirmed a 19-year-old woman fell at Pilot Mountain State Park Sunday.
Teen survives 50-foot fall off ledge at NC parkThe Fayetteville Observer
Teen recovering from 50-foot fallMount Airy News

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Mt. Airy News | Surry County Most Wanted – Mount Airy News


Mount Airy News
Mt. Airy News | Surry County Most Wanted
Mount Airy News
… • Darren Andrew Dollyhigh, 37, white male, on probation for five counts larceny, breaking and entering, damage to property and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. • Billy Donny-Ray Hipshire, 20, white male, on probation for two counts soliciting

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2 Killed When Car Hits Tractor-Trailer in North Carolina – U.S. News & World Report

2 Killed When Car Hits Tractor-Trailer in North Carolina
U.S. News & World Report
Two men have died when their car ran under a tractor-trailer on a road near Interstate 77 in North Carolina. Feb. 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.. 2 Killed When Car Hits Tractor-Trailer in North Carolina. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post to

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