Welcome to Dobson ...
The town of Dobson is located in Surry County and is the County Seat for Surry County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Dobson has a population of 1,556 people<1> (see below for details).
Dobson is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Dobson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Dobson is within the boundaries of the (336) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Dobson had a population of 1,586 people. This makes Dobson the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Dobson represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 279th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,586 people, the population of Dobson increased 8.85% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,457 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dobson had an population of 1,556 people. This is a decrease of 1.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.79% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Dobson ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dobson.
Communities Also Named Dobson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Dobson - they are located in Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and South Carolina.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dobson.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dobson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
- Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dobson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
- We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dobson.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dobson:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dobson ...
Looking for more information about Dobson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Dobson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dobson.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dobson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: www.ncgov.com/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dobson.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dobson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Dobson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dobson) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dobson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dobson
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dobson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3920, Longitude: -80.7203 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Dobson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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