Place:Surry, Virginia, United States

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NameSurry
Alt namesSurrysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.117°N 76.9°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1652 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Surry County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,058. Its county seat is Surry.

Surry County is included in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.

In 1652, Surry County was formed from the portion of James City County south of the James River. In 1676, a local Jacobean brick house was occupied as a fort or "castle" during Bacon's Rebellion against the Royal Governor, Sir William Berkeley. Today the landmark is known as Bacon's Castle.

One hundred years later, Surry County became part of the new Commonwealth of Virginia, one of the first 13 United States after winning independence from Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War. During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Confederate Army had units called the Surry Light Artillery and the Surry Cavalry.

The county is known for farming, curing Virginia Hams, and harvesting lumber, notably Virginia Pine. For more than 350 years, Surry County has maintained its heritage and rural nature. It is convenient to the Jamestown Ferry and Virginia's Historic Triangle of the colonial era, featuring the major tourist attractions of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, linked by the National Park Service's Colonial Parkway. The county has several small towns, significant James River plantations, and a state park.

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History and transportation

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1645 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1645 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1652 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1652 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1768 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
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 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 6,227
1800 6,535
1810 6,855
1820 6,594
1830 7,109
1840 6,480
1850 5,679
1860 6,133
1870 5,585
1880 7,391
1890 8,256
1900 8,469
1910 9,715
1920 9,305
1930 7,096
1940 6,193
1950 6,220
1960 6,220
1970 5,882
1980 6,046
1990 6,145

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