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Dobson, North Carolina

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Welcome to Dobson ...

The town of Dobson is located in Surry County and is the County Seat for Surry County.

The location of Dobson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dobson has a population of 1,556 people<2> (see below for details).

Dobson is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 total 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 (with 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).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dobson.

Communities near Dobson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Dobson and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Arlington   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Boonville   [Map]   1,168   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
East Bend   [Map]   578   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elkin   [Map]   3,978   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fairview   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jonesville   [Map]   2,234   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dobson. If available, we provide a satellite 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Surry County

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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:

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, 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 we use 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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