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Surry County, Virginia Facts

When was Surry County, VA Created?
Surry County was established on 1652 from James City County.

What is the County Seat of Surry County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Surry also, the county government website is www.surrycountyva.gov/ .

What counties are adjacent to Surry County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Charles City County (northwest), James City County (northeast), Isle of Wight County (southeast), Southampton County (south), Sussex County (southwest), Prince George County (west).


Surry County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Surry County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Surry County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Surry County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Surry Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. Another resource is the Surry Health Department, 474 Colonial Trail West, Surry, Virginia 23883, Telephone: (757) 294-3185


Surry County, VA Census Records

What Surry County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Surry County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Surry Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Surry Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Surry Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide


Surry County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Surry County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Surry County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Surry County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.


Surry County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Surry County, VA?
A list of Surry County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Surry County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Surry County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Surry County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Surry Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Surry Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Surry Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Surry Co. VA General and History Websites

Surry Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Surry Co. VA Military Records

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