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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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Meth Operation Busted In Surry County – WFMYNews2.com


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Meth Operation Busted In Surry County
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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Surry County Officials have arrested 11 people after a six-month investigation of a meth operation. Deputies first began investigating a home on Southview Street in Mt. Airy in the Flat Rock community. Officials learned some
Eleven nabbed in city-county drug probeMount Airy News

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Deputies: Surry County man broke into school, fire department and churches – WXII The Triad


WXII The Triad
Deputies: Surry County man broke into school, fire department and churches
WXII The Triad
Surry County deputies said the break-ins occurred between May 16 and Monday at Rockford Elementary School, CC Camp Volunteer Fire Department, Blackwater United Methodist Church and Rock Hill Baptist Church. Items were taken from all four locations …
NC Man Charged With School, Fire Dept., Church Break-InsWFMYNews2.com

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Violin makers fine tune their craft – Fredericksburg.com


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Violin makers fine tune their craft
Fredericksburg.com
They'd come for a two-week seminar with the award-winning luthier from Surry County, N.C., so they could fine tune their craft. On this particular afternoon, they wanted to know how he'd come up with the specific formula that he uses for varnish




County board recognizes Special Olympics – Mount Airy News


Mount Airy News
County board recognizes Special Olympics
Mount Airy News
Special Olympics Surry County 2016 “Unsung Hero” Junior Inman, Special Olympics Surry County 2016 Athlete of the Year Jarred Watts and Special Olympics Surry County 2016 Volunteer of the Year Tanya Davis (front) received Certificates of Recognition …

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Local youth delegates attend Raleigh civic conference – Mount Airy News


Mount Airy News
Local youth delegates attend Raleigh civic conference
Mount Airy News
“It was really fun to meet her,” said Cahall, who, along with Laken Williams, met with Stevens during the 2016 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus held in Raleigh on June 13 to 15. The annual conference provides a hands-on opportunity to learn not

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Health Department Inspections – Mount Airy News

Health Department Inspections
Mount Airy News
Health Department Inspections is a regular listing of inspections conducted in Surry County establishments by North Carolina health officials. The listing includes restaurants, schools, day care facilities, adult care and other facilities. The listings

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