Place:Surry, North Carolina, United States

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NameSurry
Alt namesSurrysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.4°N 80.683°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1770 - )
See alsoYadkin, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Surry County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 73,673. Its county seat is Dobson, and its largest city is Mount Airy.

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History

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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.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1770 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1770 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1770 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1771 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1912 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 7,191
1800 9,505
1810 10,366
1820 12,320
1830 14,504
1840 15,079
1850 18,443
1860 10,380
1870 11,252
1880 15,302
1890 19,281
1900 25,515
1910 29,705
1920 32,464
1930 39,749
1940 41,783
1950 45,593
1960 48,205
1970 51,415
1980 59,449
1990 61,704

Research Tips

External links

www.co.surry.nc.us


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