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Surry County, Virginia

US county information
NameSurry County
US Area
Total Area301 sq mi (779.6 km2)
Land Area279 sq mi (722.6 km2)
Water Area31 sq mi (80.3 km2)
Population7058 (2010)
Density9/km2 (23.3/sq mi)

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Surry County is a county located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States. As of 2010, the population was 7,058. Its county seat is Surry .

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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Great Golf, Good Wine and Thelma Lou - Southern Pines Pilot Tweet this news
Southern Pines Pilot--Located in -Surry County-, just a few miles from Winston-Salem and near the -Virginia- border, the scenery is breathtaking, the golf is memorable, and the wine and food are tantalizing. That's why Chris Knopf, tourism director f - Date : Sun, 19 Jun 2011 04:06:59 GMT+00:00
Dominion tries to restart nuclear reactor idled for 2 months - Richmond Times Dispatch Tweet this news
Richmond Times Dispatch--By Times-Dispatch Staff Dominion -Virginia- Power is attempting to restart a nuclear reactor that had been out of service for two months at its power station in -Surry County- along the James River. Figures provided by the US Nucl - Date : Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:40:45 GMT+00:00
Virginia nuclear plant being monitored after tornado - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it would monitor the Surry Power Station in -Surry County-, -Virginia-, after a tornado cut an electrical source that was powering the station. The plant's two nuclear reactors autom - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:12:37 GMT+00:00
At least two tornadoes hit local area - Daily Press Tweet this news
Daily Press--Preliminary reports from the National Weather Service concluded that one tornado cut a swath from -Surry County- up through Gloucester and on to Deltaville Saturday evening, while another tore ... - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:38:26 GMT+00:00
Terry V. Kane - Tidewater News Tweet this news
Tidewater News--Terry was born in -Surry County-, -Virginia- on March 14, 1924 to James and Etta Ellis. Her father died when she was only three and her mother (d. 1979) taught her how to live as well as how make a living. Terry loved cooking, sewing, gard - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:07:20 GMT+00:00
Interest in Surry nuclear safety is heightened - The Virginian-Pilot Tweet this news
The Virginian-Pilot--"I've seen more response than I've ever seen before," McCoy said of the handful of people at Wednesday night's meeting in -Surry County-, where the nearby -Surry- Nuclear Power Station has operated sin - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 04:11:19 GMT+00:00
Storms Spawn Tornado, Knock Down Power Lines in - WNCT Tweet this news
WNCT--The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado with maximum winds of 100 mph touched down in -Surry County- along the state line with -Virginia-. The storm stayed on the ground for nearly 3 miles, causing about $560000 worth of damage to as many a - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 22:39:18 GMT+00:00
Need a birth certificate? In Surry County, that's easy - Mount Airy News Tweet this news
Mount Airy News--Actually, anyone born in -Surry County- can do that locally and have been able to do so for years. Prior to this new program, however, if you were born in another -county-, you had to travel there to get a copy of your birth certificate, - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 04:01:45 GMT+00:00
Dogs Deserve Better: Giving a Good Name to Bad Newz Kennels - BellaDOG Magazine Tweet this news
BellaDOG Magazine--You may be familiar with the Battle of Bull Run, but perhaps you have never even heard the history behind the continuous battles of -Surry County- - the dogfights of Bad Newz Kennels. Accurately named, Bad Newz Kennels was once the home - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 01:51:37 GMT+00:00
Dog charity seeks to buy Vick home - Tweet this news addition, some neighbors in the rural area of -Surry County- are cool to the idea of a bunch of dogs roaming the area unsupervised. They told the Post they worried the animals might bite someone or get into territorial scrapes with the many hu - Date : Sun, 20 Mar 2011 17:27:54 GMT+00:00

Municipalities and communities of Surry County, Virginia

County seat: Surry
TownsClaremont * Dendron * Surry

Hampton Roads

Seven CitiesChesapeake * Hampton * Newport News * Norfolk * Portsmouth * Suffolk * Virginia Beach |
CountiesCurrituck * Gloucester * Isle of Wight * James City * Mathews * Surry * York |
Other citiesFranklin * Poquoson * Williamsburg |
TownsClaremont * Dendron * Smithfield * Surry * Windsor |
Sub-regionsSouth Hampton Roads * Virginia Peninsula |
TopicsTransportation * People * History * Battle of Hampton Roads |

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