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Our Genealogy Helper for Dobson ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Dobson (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Dobson. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Dobson is located in Surry County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Surry County: Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes, Wilkes, Yadkin, Carroll (VA), Grayson (VA) & Patrick (VA).

Below are the counties that are near Dobson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Dobson:

  • Surry County     (The home county of Dobson)
    • Fairview [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Surry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Red Brush [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Brush
      • Red Brush [Surry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Brush
    • Copeland [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copeland
      • Copeland [Surry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copeland
    • Zephyr [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zephyr
      • Zephyr [Surry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zephyr
    • White Plains [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Stony Knoll [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Knoll
      • Stony Knoll [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Knoll
    • Mulberry [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Pine Hill [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Hill
      • Pine Hill [Surry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill
    • Ararat [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ararat
      • Ararat [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ararat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ararat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ararat<3>
    • Mount Airy [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
      • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<3>
    • Round Peak [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Peak
      • Round Peak [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Peak
    • Rockford [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
    • State Road [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Road
      • State Road [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Road
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for State Road<3>
  • Alexander County
    • Hiddenite [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiddenite
      • Hiddenite [Alexander County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiddenite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiddenite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiddenite<3>
  • Alleghany County
    • Roaring Gap [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Gap
      • Roaring Gap [Alleghany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roaring Gap<3>
    • Ennice [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennice
      • Ennice [Alleghany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennice<3>
    • Hooker [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooker
      • Hooker [Alleghany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
    • Glade Valley [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Valley
      • Glade Valley [Alleghany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Valley<3>
    • Sparta [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<3>
    • Amelia [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amelia
      • Amelia [Alleghany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amelia
    • Laurel Springs [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Springs
      • Laurel Springs [Alleghany County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Springs<3>
    • Piney Creek [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Creek
      • Piney Creek [Alleghany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piney Creek<3>
    • Scottville [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottville
      • Scottville [Alleghany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottville<3>
  • Ashe County
    • Glendale Springs [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale Springs
      • Glendale Springs [Ashe County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendale Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale Springs<3>
    • Crumpler [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpler
      • Crumpler [Ashe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumpler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crumpler<3>
    • Grassy Creek [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Creek
      • Grassy Creek [Ashe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grassy Creek<3>
  • Davidson County
    • Midway [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Davidson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Wallburg [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallburg
      • Wallburg [Davidson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallburg<3>
  • Davie County
    • Bermuda Run [Davie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda Run
      • Bermuda Run [Davie County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bermuda Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bermuda Run
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bermuda Run<3>
    • Mocksville [Davie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mocksville
      • Mocksville [Davie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mocksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mocksville<3>
    • Advance [Davie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advance
      • Advance [Davie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Advance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Advance<3>
  • Forsyth County
    • Donnaha [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donnaha
      • Donnaha [Forsyth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donnaha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donnaha
    • Heritage Village [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Village
      • Heritage Village [Forsyth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Village
    • The Meadows [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Meadows
      • The Meadows [Forsyth County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Meadows
    • King [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Forsyth County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King<3>
    • Dozier [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dozier
      • Dozier [Forsyth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dozier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dozier
    • Tobaccoville [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tobaccoville
      • Tobaccoville [Forsyth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,748 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tobaccoville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tobaccoville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tobaccoville<3>
    • Hunters Trace [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Trace
      • Hunters Trace [Forsyth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Trace
    • Oak Park [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
      • Oak Park [Forsyth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
    • River Ridge Run [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Ridge Run
      • River Ridge Run [Forsyth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Ridge Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Ridge Run
    • Sherwood Forest [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood Forest
      • Sherwood Forest [Forsyth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood Forest
    • Dorchester [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
      • Dorchester [Forsyth County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
    • Grapewood [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapewood
      • Grapewood [Forsyth County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapewood
    • Hunter Meadows [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Meadows
      • Hunter Meadows [Forsyth County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Meadows
  • Iredell County
    • Houstonville [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houstonville
      • Houstonville [Iredell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houstonville
    • Union Grove [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Grove
      • Union Grove [Iredell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Grove<3>
    • Harmony [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Iredell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harmony<3>
    • Love Valley [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Love Valley
      • Love Valley [Iredell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Love Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Love Valley<3>
  • Stokes County
    • Pinnacle [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinnacle
      • Pinnacle [Stokes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinnacle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinnacle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinnacle<3>
    • Flat Rock [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Stokes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
    • Mount Olive [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
      • Mount Olive [Stokes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
    • Capella [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capella
      • Capella [Stokes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capella
    • Quaker Gap [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Gap
      • Quaker Gap [Stokes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Gap
    • Neatman [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neatman
      • Neatman [Stokes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neatman
    • Aarons Corner [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons Corner
      • Aarons Corner [Stokes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aarons Corner
    • Lawsonville [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawsonville
      • Lawsonville [Stokes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawsonville
    • Campbell [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Stokes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Danbury [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danbury
      • Danbury [Stokes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<3>
    • Germanton [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germanton
      • Germanton [Stokes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germanton<3>
    • Meadows [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadows
      • Meadows [Stokes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows
    • Snow Hill [Stokes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Stokes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
  • Wilkes County
    • Pleasant Hill [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Wilkes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Ronda [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Wilkes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronda<3>
    • Traphill [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traphill
      • Traphill [Wilkes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traphill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traphill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Traphill<3>
    • Roaring River [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring River
      • Roaring River [Wilkes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring River
    • Abshers [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abshers
      • Abshers [Wilkes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abshers
    • Moxley [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moxley
      • Moxley [Wilkes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moxley
    • Hays [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Wilkes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hays<3>
    • Fairplains [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplains
      • Fairplains [Wilkes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplains
    • Henderson [Wilkes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Wilkes County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mulberry [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wilkes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Fletcher [Wilkes County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Wilkes County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Wilkesboro
      • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wilkesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Wilkesboro<3>
    • McGrady [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGrady
      • McGrady [Wilkes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGrady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGrady
  • Yadkin County
    • Boonville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonville
      • Boonville [Yadkin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonville<3>
    • Richmond Hill [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Hill
      • Richmond Hill [Yadkin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Hill
    • Nebo [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [Yadkin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo
    • Mount Pleasant [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Yadkin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Arlington [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Yadkin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jonesville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Yadkin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,206 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<3>
    • Union Grove [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Grove
      • Union Grove [Yadkin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove
    • East Bend [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bend
      • East Bend [Yadkin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Bend<3>
    • Swan Creek [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Creek
      • Swan Creek [Yadkin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Creek
    • Yadkinville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yadkinville
      • Yadkinville [Yadkin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yadkinville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yadkinville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yadkinville<3>
    • Cycle [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cycle
      • Cycle [Yadkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cycle
    • Hamptonville [Yadkin County]
    • Footville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Footville
      • Footville [Yadkin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Footville
  • Carroll County (VA)
    • Cana [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cana
      • Cana [Carroll County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cana<3>
    • Lambsburg [Carroll County]
    • Pipers Gap [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipers Gap
      • Pipers Gap [Carroll County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipers Gap
    • Fancy Gap [Carroll County]
    • Nester [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nester
      • Nester [Carroll County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nester
    • Woodlawn [Carroll County]
    • Hillsville [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
      • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<3>
    • Pike City [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike City
      • Pike City [Carroll County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike City
    • Oak Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Carroll County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Star [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Carroll County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Dobson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star
    • Dugspur [Carroll County]
  • Galax City (VA)
    • Galax [Galax City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galax
      • Galax [Galax City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galax<3>
  • Grayson County (VA)
    • Low Gap [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap [Grayson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
    • Baywood [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baywood
      • Baywood [Grayson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baywood
    • Fries [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fries
      • Fries [Grayson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fries<3>
    • Independence [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Grayson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<3>
    • Elk Creek [Grayson County]
    • Mouth-of-Wilson [Grayson County]
  • Patrick County (VA)
    • Ararat [Patrick County]
    • Carters Mill [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carters Mill
      • Carters Mill [Patrick County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters Mill
    • Peters Creek [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek [Patrick County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dobson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek
    • Meadows of Dan [Patrick County]
    • Stuart [Patrick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuart
      • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<3>
    • Patrick Springs [Patrick County]
    • Critz [Patrick County]
  • Wythe County (VA)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Dobson, see our County-by-County Page for Dobson.

Newspapers Published in Dobson ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dobson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dobson, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dobson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Dobson:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Dobson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dobson.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Dobson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Dobson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dobson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dobson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson Cemetery
  • Dobson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dobson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dobson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson Cemetery
  • Salem Fork Cemetery
  • Union Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cross Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cross Cemetery
  • Blues Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blues Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blues Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blues Grove Cemetery
  • Salem Fork Christian Church Cemetery
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    • Snow Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snow Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snow Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill Cemetery
    • Bear Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bear Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bear Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek Cemetery
    • Liberty Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Cemetery
    • Zephyr Cemetery
    • Open Door Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Open Door Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Open Door Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Open Door Cemetery
    • Copeland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Copeland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Copeland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copeland Cemetery
    • Rock Hill Baptist Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Dobson had a population of 40 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Dobson had a population of 1,534 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Dobson, with the one closest to Dobson listed first.

  • Dobson [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
    • Dobson [Surry County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dobson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dobson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<3>
  • Copeland [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copeland
    • Copeland [Surry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Copeland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copeland
  • White Plains [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
    • White Plains [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dobson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, White Plains had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
  • Rusk [Surry County] - Historic
    • While Rusk was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
    • Rusk [Surry County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rusk had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rusk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Pine Ridge [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
    • Pine Ridge [Surry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Dobson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
  • Crutchfield [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crutchfield
    • Crutchfield [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crutchfield had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crutchfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crutchfield
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    • Ash Hill [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash Hill
      • Ash Hill [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ash Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ash Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash Hill
    • Ararat [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ararat
      • Ararat [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ararat had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ararat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ararat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ararat<3>
    • Flat Shoals [Surry County] - Historic
      • While Flat Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Shoals
      • Flat Shoals [Surry County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Dobson
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Flat Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • State Road [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for State Road
      • State Road [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dobson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, State Road had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Road
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for State Road<3>
    • Rockford [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dobson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockford had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
    • Round Peak [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Peak
      • Round Peak [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Round Peak had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Peak
    • Mount Airy [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
      • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dobson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,768 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Airy had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Airy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<3>
    • Ladonia [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladonia
      • Ladonia [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dobson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ladonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladonia
    • Boonville [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonville
      • Boonville [Yadkin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Dobson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 64 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,109 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonville<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dobson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dobson.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dobson ...

While our initial data about Dobson came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Dobson in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Dobson.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Dobson:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Dobson in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Dobson for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Dobson. See our Misc Page for Dobson for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.nc.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dobson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dobson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DobsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dobson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3920, Longitude: -80.7203       In this case, the coordinates for Dobson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
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<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dobson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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