Surry County, North Carolina

Surry Co., NC

Surry Co., NC


Surry County, established in 1771 from part of Rowan County, borders Virginia and is also located in the Piedmont and mountain divide in North Carolina. Surry may have received its name from two sources — a county in England or the Indians who lived in the region. The birthplace of William Tryon, the oppressive royal governor of the North Carolina colony, was known as Surrey County in England. Another possibility could be that Surry is a derivative of the Saura, the first Native Americans to inhabit present day Surry County.
Sources - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surry_County,_North_Carolina" class="wiki wikinew text-danger tips">Wikipedia and the North Carolina History Project.

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Surry County is bordered by Carroll County, VA to the north, Patrick County, VA in the northeast, Stokes County, NC on the east, Forsyth County, NC in the southeast, Yadkin County, NC on the south, Wilkes County, NC to the southwest, Alleghany County NC to the northwest and Grayson County, VA on the north-northwest.

Gleanings From

The Surry County Register of Deeds has now put their earliest deeds online at http://www.co.surry.nc.us/Departments/RegisterOfDeeds/RecordSearch.htm

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