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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Surry County is located in the northwestern portion of North Carolina and shares a border with Virginia. It was named for either the English County of Surrey (birthplace of Royal Governor William Tryon) or the Saura (Cheraw) Indians who populated the area.<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Surry</ref>
 
Surry County is located in the northwestern portion of North Carolina and shares a border with Virginia. It was named for either the English County of Surrey (birthplace of Royal Governor William Tryon) or the Saura (Cheraw) Indians who populated the area.<ref>https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Surry</ref>
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
 
{{NC Courthouse Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Courthouse Intro|Surry}}
 
'''Surry County Courthouse'''<br>114 W Atkins Street<br>Dobson, NC 27017-0345<br>Phone: 336-401-8150<br>[http://www.co.surry.nc.us/ Surry County Website]<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage death, burial and land records.<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce court and probate records from 1771.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
'''Surry County Courthouse'''<br>114 W Atkins Street<br>Dobson, NC 27017-0345<br>Phone: 336-401-8150<br>[http://www.co.surry.nc.us/ Surry County Website]<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth, marriage death, burial and land records.<br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce court and probate records from 1771.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
  
=== Surry County, North Carolina Record Dates ===
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===Surry County, North Carolina Record Dates===
 
{{NC Record Dates Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Record Dates Intro|Surry}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Surry County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.</ref></center>
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| align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" colspan="7" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Surry County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" |'''[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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=== Record Loss ===
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===Record Loss===
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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===Boundary Changes===
 
{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Boundary Changes Intro|Surry}}
 
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*'''1771'''  Surry County was created from [[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rowan]] County.
 
*'''1771'''  Surry County was created from [[Rowan County, North Carolina Genealogy|Rowan]] County.
 
*'''County seat:''' Dobson<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
*'''County seat:''' Dobson<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
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=== Populated Places ===
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===Populated Places===
 
{{NC Populated Places Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Populated Places Intro|Surry}}
  
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*Pilot Mountain
 
*Pilot Mountain
  
=== History Timeline ===
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===History Timeline===
 
{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Historical Timeline Intro|Surry}}
  
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Present-day Surry County is southern living at its best. Because of being somewhat isolated at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia, it has been able to retain the long-held traditions of the families lines that have remained there for over 220 years. Some have clung to the old Elizabethan English and many have strong roots in their Primitive Baptist upbringing. Most of these second-generation Americans were born in [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]] and migrated to [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] looking for the fertile land that had been advertised and scouted.
 
Present-day Surry County is southern living at its best. Because of being somewhat isolated at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia, it has been able to retain the long-held traditions of the families lines that have remained there for over 220 years. Some have clung to the old Elizabethan English and many have strong roots in their Primitive Baptist upbringing. Most of these second-generation Americans were born in [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]] and migrated to [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] looking for the fertile land that had been advertised and scouted.
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
{{NC Resources Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Resources Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===Bible Records===
 
{{NC Bible Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Bible Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Biographies ===
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===Biographies===
 
{{NC Biographies Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Biographies Intro|Surry}}
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*Coats, Charlotte, ''Joshua Richardson, Lazarus Tilley, William Mason: The American Revolution and Before'', 2006.
 
*Coats, Charlotte, ''Joshua Richardson, Lazarus Tilley, William Mason: The American Revolution and Before'', 2006.
  
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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===Business, Commerce, and Occupations===
 
{{NC Business Records Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Business Records Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
 
{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Cemeteries Intro|Surry}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Surry County, North Carolina''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncsurry/cemeteries.html NCGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncsurry/cemeteries.html NCGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/surry/surrycemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/surry/surrycemeteries.html NCGenWeb Archives]
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/surry.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/surry.html Tombstone Project]
* [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/surr/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/surr/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
* [http://www.interment.net/us/nc/surry.htm Internment]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nc/surry.htm Internment]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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* {{FHL|471457|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*{{FHL|471457|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Surry+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Surry+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Surry-County?id=county_1736 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/North-Carolina/Surry-County?id=county_1736 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/fishergap.htm Fisher's Gap Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery] (online list, New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/fishergap.htm Fisher's Gap Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery] (online list, New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/libertyunionpbcem.htm Liberty Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery] (online list, New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/libertyunionpbcem.htm Liberty Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery] (online list, New River Notes)
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:::NO::P1_CLASS,P1_STATE,P1_COUNTY:Cemetery,North%20Carolina,Surry USGS: List of cemeteries in Surry County] (USGS)
 
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:::NO::P1_CLASS,P1_STATE,P1_COUNTY:Cemetery,North%20Carolina,Surry USGS: List of cemeteries in Surry County] (USGS)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/wolffcem.htm Wolff Family Cemetery] (online list, New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/wolffcem.htm Wolff Family Cemetery] (online list, New River Notes)
=== Census Records ===
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===Census Records===
 
{{NC Census Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Census Intro|Surry}}
  
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*'''1850'''  [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/surry/census/1850/imgindx.txt 1850 Census, Surry County, North Carolina], index. (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*'''1850'''  [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/surry/census/1850/imgindx.txt 1850 Census, Surry County, North Carolina], index. (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
 
{{NC Church Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Church Intro|Surry}}
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*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1700-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|2790262|North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
'''''Baptist'''''<br>
 
'''''Baptist'''''<br>
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*'''Deep Creek.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:229; 2:569. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
 
*'''Deep Creek.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap">George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:229; 2:569. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
 
*'''Hunting Creek.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap" />
 
*'''Hunting Creek.''' Constituted 1781.<ref name="bap" />
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'''''Dunker'''''<br>
 
'''''Dunker'''''<br>
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*'''Fraternity Church of the Brethren,''' near Clemmons, N.C. Established about 1775.<ref>"Fraternity Church of the Brethren," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stokes]] and [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]] counties.
 
*'''Fraternity Church of the Brethren,''' near Clemmons, N.C. Established about 1775.<ref>"Fraternity Church of the Brethren," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stokes]] and [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]] counties.
  
 
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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*'''Nazareth Church aka Old Dutch Meeting House.''' Organized about 1778 by German settlers.<ref>"Nazareth Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stokes]] and presently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
 
*'''Nazareth Church aka Old Dutch Meeting House.''' Organized about 1778 by German settlers.<ref>"Nazareth Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stokes]] and presently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
  
 
'''''Moravian'''''<br>
 
'''''Moravian'''''<br>
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*'''Friedberg Church.''' Begun 1759; organized 1773.<ref>"Friedberg Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stokes]] and presently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
 
*'''Friedberg Church.''' Begun 1759; organized 1773.<ref>"Friedberg Church," ''North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program,'' http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.</ref> Later located in [[Stokes County, North Carolina Genealogy|Stokes]] and presently situated in [[Forsyth County, North Carolina Genealogy|Forsyth]].
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
 
{{NC Court Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Court Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Directories ===
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===Directories===
 
{{NC Directories Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Directories Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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===Emigration and Immigration===
 
{{NC Emigration Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Emigration Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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===Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups===
 
{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Ethnic Groups Intro|Surry}}
  
 
'''''African-American'''''<br>
 
'''''African-American'''''<br>
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*Heinegg, Paul, ''Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina'', Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005.
 
*Heinegg, Paul, ''Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina'', Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005.
 
*Thompson, Evelyn Scales, ''Around Surry County ''(Black America Series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2005. [http://books.google.com/books?id=Bg8qhvwdFaYC&pg=PA8&dq=%22Surry+County%22+%22North+Carolina%22+%22Civil+War%22&hl=en&ei=OD-WTZ6uJsmjtgfBo5H9Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22Surry%20County%22%20%22North%20Carolina%22%20%22Civil%20War%22&f=false Google Books]
 
*Thompson, Evelyn Scales, ''Around Surry County ''(Black America Series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2005. [http://books.google.com/books?id=Bg8qhvwdFaYC&pg=PA8&dq=%22Surry+County%22+%22North+Carolina%22+%22Civil+War%22&hl=en&ei=OD-WTZ6uJsmjtgfBo5H9Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22Surry%20County%22%20%22North%20Carolina%22%20%22Civil%20War%22&f=false Google Books]
  
=== Funeral Homes ===
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===Funeral Homes===
 
{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Funeral Homes Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Genealogies ===
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===Genealogies===
 
{{NC Genealogies Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Genealogies Intro|Surry}}
  
 
*'''[Adamson]''' Dixon Ben F. and Alice L. Dwelle Dixon. ''The Adamson Source Book, a Genealogy of the Descendants of Rachel Williams Adamson, 1776-1850 of Surry County, N.C., Jefferson County, Tenn., and Lawrence County, Ind.: with an Addendum of Miscellaneous Historical Material on the Name Adamson''. 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: B.F. Dixon, 1942-1961.
 
*'''[Adamson]''' Dixon Ben F. and Alice L. Dwelle Dixon. ''The Adamson Source Book, a Genealogy of the Descendants of Rachel Williams Adamson, 1776-1850 of Surry County, N.C., Jefferson County, Tenn., and Lawrence County, Ind.: with an Addendum of Miscellaneous Historical Material on the Name Adamson''. 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: B.F. Dixon, 1942-1961.
*'''[Combs]''' [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/nc/surry/ Combs &amp; Families of Surry County, North Carolina]  
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*'''[Combs]''' [http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/nc/surry/ Combs &amp; Families of Surry County, North Carolina]
 
*'''[Dunagin]''' Dunagin, Percy E., ''The Early Dunagins of Surry County, North Carolina'', Family Heritage Publishers, 2007.
 
*'''[Dunagin]''' Dunagin, Percy E., ''The Early Dunagins of Surry County, North Carolina'', Family Heritage Publishers, 2007.
 
*'''[Whitaker]''' Whitaker-Buck, Ruby M. ''Mark Whitaker, Baltimore County, Maryland (c1670-1729) and Allied Families.'' Sacramento, Calif.: privately published, 1992. Digital version at {{FSbook|1035781}}
 
*'''[Whitaker]''' Whitaker-Buck, Ruby M. ''Mark Whitaker, Baltimore County, Maryland (c1670-1729) and Allied Families.'' Sacramento, Calif.: privately published, 1992. Digital version at {{FSbook|1035781}}
  
=== Guardianship ===
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===Guardianship===
 
{{NC Guardianship Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Guardianship Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Land and Property Records ===
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===Land and Property Records===
 
{{NC Land Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Land Intro|Surry}}
  
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The office of the Register of Deeds is located at 201 E. Kapp Street in Dobson. More information, including phone number and office hours, can be found in the [http://www.co.surry.nc.us/departments/%28k_through_z%29/register_of_deeds/index.php Register of Deeds]' web pages.
 
The office of the Register of Deeds is located at 201 E. Kapp Street in Dobson. More information, including phone number and office hours, can be found in the [http://www.co.surry.nc.us/departments/%28k_through_z%29/register_of_deeds/index.php Register of Deeds]' web pages.
  
=== Local Histories ===
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===Local Histories===
 
{{NC Histories Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Histories Intro|Surry}}
  
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*Snow, Carol Leonard, ''Surry County, North Carolina, Deed Abstracts'', Toast, North Carolina: Self-published, 1995, 3 vols. (FHL)
 
*Snow, Carol Leonard, ''Surry County, North Carolina, Deed Abstracts'', Toast, North Carolina: Self-published, 1995, 3 vols. (FHL)
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{NC Maps Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Maps Intro|Surry}}
  
 
[[Image:Ncsurry.jpg|thumb|right|250px|NC Surry]]
 
[[Image:Ncsurry.jpg|thumb|right|250px|NC Surry]]
*[https://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Map_of_North_Carolina The Red Book]. Map created by William Dollarhide that shows the counties in North Carolina.
 
  
=== Migration ===
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Map_of_North_Carolina The Red Book]. Map created by William Dollarhide that shows the counties in North Carolina.
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===Migration===
 
{{NC Migration Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Migration Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
 
{{NC Military Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Military Intro|Surry}}
  
 
'''''Revolutionary War '''''<br>
 
'''''Revolutionary War '''''<br>
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*'''1779-1782'''  {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1779-1782'''  {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry]  
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry]
*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]  
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]
 
*'''1885-1953'''  {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1885-1953'''  {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*Pension Applications at [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx North Carolina State Archives]. Searchable Images in Mars Catalog.
 
*Pension Applications at [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx North Carolina State Archives]. Searchable Images in Mars Catalog.
  
 
{{NC Civil War Regiments|Surry}}<br>
 
{{NC Civil War Regiments|Surry}}<br>
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:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:- [[2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]]
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'''''World War I '''''<br>
 
'''''World War I '''''<br>
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*'''1917-1919'''  {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1917-1919'''  {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1917-1919'''  [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968530 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]--Index and Images
 
*'''1917-1919'''  [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968530 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]--Index and Images
  
 
'''''World War II '''''<br>
 
'''''World War II '''''<br>
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*'''1938-1946'''  [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2028680 Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]--Index
 
*'''1938-1946'''  [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2028680 Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]--Index
 
*'''1940-1948'''  {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1940-1948'''  {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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===Naturalization and Citizenship===
 
{{NC Naturalization Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Naturalization Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Newspapers ===
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===Newspapers===
 
{{NC Newspapers Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Newspapers Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Obituaries ===
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===Obituaries===
 
{{NC Obituaries Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Obituaries Intro|Surry}}
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*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/northcarolina/surry-county-obituaries.htm Surry County, North Carolina Obituaries]
 
*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/northcarolina/surry-county-obituaries.htm Surry County, North Carolina Obituaries]
  
=== Other Records ===
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===Other Records===
 
{{NC Other Records Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Other Records Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
 
{{NC Periodicals Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Periodicals Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
 
{{NC Probate Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Probate Intro|Surry}}
  
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*'''Pre-1790'''  [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills] (North Carolina State Archives)
 
*'''Pre-1790'''  [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Pre-1790 Surry County, North Carolina Genealogy Wills] (North Carolina State Archives)
  
=== School Records ===
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===School Records===
 
{{NC Schools Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Schools Intro|Surry}}
  
 
'''''Yearbooks '''''<br>
 
'''''Yearbooks '''''<br>
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*Surry Community College: various issues between [http://goo.gl/dTx3N 1969-1995]
 
*Surry Community College: various issues between [http://goo.gl/dTx3N 1969-1995]
  
=== Tax Records ===
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===Tax Records===
 
{{NC Tax Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Tax Intro|Surry}}
  
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*'''1835-1866'''  Tax Lists, 1835-1866 (images) online at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008192105?cat=680885 FamilySearch]
 
*'''1835-1866'''  Tax Lists, 1835-1866 (images) online at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008192105?cat=680885 FamilySearch]
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
 
{{NC Vital Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Vital Intro|Surry}}
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*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-2000''' - {{RecordSearch|2848682|North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://www.co.surry.nc.us/departments/(k_through_z)/register_of_deeds/online_birth_death_and_marriage_certificates/index.php Register of Deeds] can provide certified copies of birth, marriage and death records.
 
*[http://www.co.surry.nc.us/departments/(k_through_z)/register_of_deeds/online_birth_death_and_marriage_certificates/index.php Register of Deeds] can provide certified copies of birth, marriage and death records.
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
 
{{NC Birth Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Birth Intro|Surry}}
  
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*'''1912-1963'''  Surry County Birth Index 1912-1963. Batch {{IGI|C752291}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1912-1963'''  Surry County Birth Index 1912-1963. Batch {{IGI|C752291}} at FamilySearch<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.</ref>
  
==== Marriage ====
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====Marriage====
 
{{NC Marriage Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Marriage Intro|Surry}}
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncsurry/marriages.html Surry County Marriages] (USGenWeb)
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncsurry/marriages.html Surry County Marriages] (USGenWeb)
  
==== Death ====
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====Death====
 
{{NC Death Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Death Intro|Surry}}
  
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====Divorce====
 
{{NC Divorce Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Divorce Intro|Surry}}
  
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*'''1958-2004'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
 
*'''1958-2004'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] $
  
== Research Facilities ==
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==Research Facilities==
 
{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Research Facilities Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Archives ===
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===Archives===
 
{{NC Archives Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Archives Intro|Surry}}
  
=== Family History Centers ===
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===Family History Centers===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
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*[[Mount Airy North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Mount Airy North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
=== Libraries ===
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===Libraries===
 
{{NC Libraries Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Libraries Intro|Surry}}
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*'''Elkin Public Library'''<br>Member of Northwestern Regional Library System<br>111 North Front Street<br>Elkin, NC 28621<br>Phone: 336-835-5586<br>[http://www.elkinnc.org/elkin/TownInformation/Library/tabid/65/Default.aspx Website]
 
*'''Elkin Public Library'''<br>Member of Northwestern Regional Library System<br>111 North Front Street<br>Elkin, NC 28621<br>Phone: 336-835-5586<br>[http://www.elkinnc.org/elkin/TownInformation/Library/tabid/65/Default.aspx Website]
 
*'''Northwestern Regional Library'''<br>[http://www.nwrl.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=180:genealogy&catid=92:helpful-links-resources&Itemid=395 Website]<br>Area genealogy holdings at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library, Danbury Public Library, and Yadkin County Public Library
 
*'''Northwestern Regional Library'''<br>[http://www.nwrl.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=180:genealogy&catid=92:helpful-links-resources&Itemid=395 Website]<br>Area genealogy holdings at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library, Danbury Public Library, and Yadkin County Public Library
  
=== Museums ===
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===Museums===
 
{{NC Museums Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Museums Intro|Surry}}
  
== Societies ==
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==Societies==
 
{{NC Societies Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Societies Intro|Surry}}
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*'''Surry County Genealogical Association'''<br> PO Box 997<br> Dobson, NC 2701<br>[https://surrygenealogy.wordpress.com/ Website]
 
*'''Surry County Genealogical Association'''<br> PO Box 997<br> Dobson, NC 2701<br>[https://surrygenealogy.wordpress.com/ Website]
 
*'''Surry County Historical Society'''<br> 832 East Country Club Road<br> Mount Airy, NC 27030<br>[http://surrycounty.pastperfect-online.esom/Collection/collection.aspx Website]
 
*'''Surry County Historical Society'''<br> 832 East Country Club Road<br> Mount Airy, NC 27030<br>[http://surrycounty.pastperfect-online.esom/Collection/collection.aspx Website]
 
*'''Bassett Historical Center'''<br>3964 Fairystone Park Highway<br> Bassett, VA  24055<br>Phone: 276-629-9191<br>Email: [mailto:baslib@hotmail.com baslib@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Website]<br>Resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia; the city of Martinsville, Virginia; and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.
 
*'''Bassett Historical Center'''<br>3964 Fairystone Park Highway<br> Bassett, VA  24055<br>Phone: 276-629-9191<br>Email: [mailto:baslib@hotmail.com baslib@hotmail.com]<br>[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Website]<br>Resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia; the city of Martinsville, Virginia; and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
 
{{NC Websites Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Websites Intro|Surry}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|191367|North%20Carolina|Surry}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|191367|North%20Carolina|Surry}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
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*[https://piedmonttrailsblog.wordpress.com/ Piedmont Trails] - Piedmont Trails contains historical data such as early maps, early settlers with detailed genealogy for the Surry County, NC area. This is a personal collection of Piedmont Trails.
  
== Research Guides ==
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==Research Guides==
 
{{NC Research Guides Intro|Surry}}
 
{{NC Research Guides Intro|Surry}}
  
 
*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
 
*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
  
== References ==
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==References==
 
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Guide to Surry County, North Carolina ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Dobson
Organized: 1771
Parent County(s): Rowan[1]
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Surry County is located in the northwestern portion of North Carolina and shares a border with Virginia. It was named for either the English County of Surrey (birthplace of Royal Governor William Tryon) or the Saura (Cheraw) Indians who populated the area.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Surry County Courthouse
114 W Atkins Street
Dobson, NC 27017-0345
Phone: 336-401-8150
Surry County Website

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage death, burial and land records.
Clerk Superior Court has divorce court and probate records from 1771.[3]

Surry County, North Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1912 1778 1912 1771 1771 1771 1784
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1913. General compliance by 1920.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1771 Surry County was created from Rowan County.
  • County seat: Dobson[5]

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Surry County, North Carolina:

  • Dobson (county seat)
  • Elkin
  • Mount Airy
  • Pilot Mountain

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Surry County was originally formed from Rowan County in 1771. Rowan had been formed from Anson in 1753, and Anson was formed from Bladen in 1750. The act to form Surry County was proposed to the assembly of North Carolina in December 1770, and was passed the following month, January 1771. This act became effective 1 Apr 1771.

Wilkes County was formed in 1777 from Surry County and, according to some sources, Washington District, also known as the District of Washington. Evidently, however, the District of Washington was created in the same legislative session. Washington District is, today, Washington County, Tennessee. Stokes County was formed ten years later, in 1789, from the eastern section of Surry County.

Surry County records dated from the 1770s and 1780s cover parts of present-day Ashe, Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes, Wilkes, and Yadkin Counties.

In 1790, the county seat of Surry County became Rockford.

Yet another division took place in 1851, as Yadkin County was formed from the area south of Yadkin River. In 1853, the county seat was moved from Rockford to the new town of Dobson, and has remained there to this day. Dobson is named for William Polk Dobson, a prominent citizen. The Registrar of Deeds Office in Dobson welcomes visitors to its very user-friendly collection of vital records.

The 1860 census for Surry County shows about 1,200 slaves in the county.

Settlers from Virginia and Pennsylvania who were of the Quaker religion came from the New Garden and other meetings in Guilford County, North Carolina.Some of those families include Bond, Burcham, Hill, Hiatt, Horton, Love, Pinson, Jackson, Jessup, Simmons, Stanley and Taylor. Many of them moved on to Indiana but numerous descendants are still in the area.

Those of the German Moravian faith who came from other North Carolina settlements include the Brinkley, Hauser, Kiger, Moser and Shouse lines. Families of French descent include Hardin, Poindexter, Lambert, Laurence, and probably Laffoon.

The Riggs family, said to descend from Edward Riggs III who came to Massachusetts in the 1630s and founded Morristown, New Jersey, came to Surry County with the Henson, Jarvis and Wilmoth families.

Families that came from Albemarle County, North Carolina, were Burrus, Cave, Easley, Fleming, Franklin, Ollesby, Perkins, Snow, Taliaferro and Tucker. Those that came from neighboring Stokes County were East, Hill, King, Pratt, Simpson, Venable and Vernon.

Other prominent families were Marion, Creed, McKinney, Moore, Dudley and McCraw.

Present-day Surry County is southern living at its best. Because of being somewhat isolated at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia, it has been able to retain the long-held traditions of the families lines that have remained there for over 220 years. Some have clung to the old Elizabethan English and many have strong roots in their Primitive Baptist upbringing. Most of these second-generation Americans were born in Virginia and migrated to North Carolina looking for the fertile land that had been advertised and scouted.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

  • Coats, Charlotte, Joshua Richardson, Lazarus Tilley, William Mason: The American Revolution and Before, 2006.

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Surry County, North Carolina online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist

  • Deep Creek. Constituted 1781.[6]
  • Hunting Creek. Constituted 1781.[6]
  • Little Yadkin River. Constituted 1785.[6]
  • Shallow Fords. Founded before 1773.[6]

Dunker

  • Fraternity Church of the Brethren, near Clemmons, N.C. Established about 1775.[7] Later located in Stokes and Forsyth counties.

Lutheran

  • Nazareth Church aka Old Dutch Meeting House. Organized about 1778 by German settlers.[8] Later located in Stokes and presently situated in Forsyth.

Moravian

  • Friedberg Church. Begun 1759; organized 1773.[9] Later located in Stokes and presently situated in Forsyth.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African-American

  • Heinegg, Paul, Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005.
  • Thompson, Evelyn Scales, Around Surry County (Black America Series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2005. Google Books

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

  • [Adamson] Dixon Ben F. and Alice L. Dwelle Dixon. The Adamson Source Book, a Genealogy of the Descendants of Rachel Williams Adamson, 1776-1850 of Surry County, N.C., Jefferson County, Tenn., and Lawrence County, Ind.: with an Addendum of Miscellaneous Historical Material on the Name Adamson. 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: B.F. Dixon, 1942-1961.
  • [Combs] Combs & Families of Surry County, North Carolina
  • [Dunagin] Dunagin, Percy E., The Early Dunagins of Surry County, North Carolina, Family Heritage Publishers, 2007.
  • [Whitaker] Whitaker-Buck, Ruby M. Mark Whitaker, Baltimore County, Maryland (c1670-1729) and Allied Families. Sacramento, Calif.: privately published, 1992. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Surry County, North Carolina deed records date from 1771, when the county was formed. In addition to more ordinary deeds, Surry County land records at the Register of Deeds' office also include records involving Lord Granville's agents, and state land grants. Bills of sale for slaves are also included.

According to the Register of Deeds' web pages in the county government site, the earliest deed index for the county covers 1771 to 1870. This was followed by a second index, which covers the period from 1870 to 1937.

The office of the Register of Deeds is located at 201 E. Kapp Street in Dobson. More information, including phone number and office hours, can be found in the Register of Deeds' web pages.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Absher, Mrs. W.O., and Mae R. Hayes, Surry County, North Carolina Deed Book C (1777-1788). Self-published.
  • Boyles, Carolyn, Wilma Hiatt, and Surry County Genealogical Association, Surry County (Images of America series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2000.
  • Columbine, Mary Felts, Surry County, North Carolina: Early Settlers and Road Builders, 1771-1850, 2005.
  • Holcomb, Brent, Marriages of Surry County, North Carolina, 1778-1868, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982.
  • Hollingsworth, Jesse Gentry, History of Surry County, or Annals of Northwest North Carolina, W.H. Fisher Company, 1935. Google Books, without preview
  • Jackson, Hester B., Surry County Soldiers in the Civil War, Dobson, North Carolina: Surry County Historical Society, 1992.
  • Linn, Jo White, Surry County, North Carolina Wills, 1771-1827, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992.
  • Snow, Carol Leonard, Surry County, North Carolina, Deed Abstracts, Toast, North Carolina: Self-published, 1995, 3 vols. (FHL)

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

NC Surry
  • The Red Book. Map created by William Dollarhide that shows the counties in North Carolina.

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Surry County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Surry County:

- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
- 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Dunn's Battalion, Partisan Rangers) (Confederate). Company D and Company F.[10]
- 1st Battalion, North Carolina Junior Reserves, Company E
- 2nd Battalion, North Carolina Infantry, Company B
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company C
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company D
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Detailed Men, Company E
- 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, 2nd Company A
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company C
- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Yearbooks

  • Surry Community College: various issues between 1969-1995

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Tax lists, 1784-1789, are extant.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Brent Holcomb, in his book Marriages of Surry County, North Carolina 1779-1868, points out that no Surry County marriage bonds from prior to 1779 are extant. Most bonds are housed in Raleigh, North Carolina at the State Archives, but Holcomb points out that about 120 Surry County marriage bonds were found to remain in the Surry County Courthouse in Dobson.

Death[edit | edit source]


Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Elkin Public Library
    Member of Northwestern Regional Library System
    111 North Front Street
    Elkin, NC 28621
    Phone: 336-835-5586
    Website
  • Northwestern Regional Library
    Website
    Area genealogy holdings at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library, Danbury Public Library, and Yadkin County Public Library

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Surry County Genealogical Association
    PO Box 997
    Dobson, NC 2701
    Website
  • Surry County Historical Society
    832 East Country Club Road
    Mount Airy, NC 27030
    Website
  • Bassett Historical Center
    3964 Fairystone Park Highway
    Bassett, VA 24055
    Phone: 276-629-9191
    Email: baslib@hotmail.com
    Website
    Resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia; the city of Martinsville, Virginia; and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  • Piedmont Trails - Piedmont Trails contains historical data such as early maps, early settlers with detailed genealogy for the Surry County, NC area. This is a personal collection of Piedmont Trails.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://www.ncpedia.org/geography/Surry
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Surry County, North Carolina. Page 506-514 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 505-509.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), North Carolina.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:229; 2:569. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  7. "Fraternity Church of the Brethren," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  8. "Nazareth Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  9. "Friedberg Church," North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program, http://www.ncmarkers.com, accessed 22 October 2012.
  10. J.L. Scott, 36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24.
  11. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.
  12. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f5/Iginorthcarolinap.pdf.