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Welcome to Dobson ...

The town of Dobson is located in Surry County<1> and is the County Seat for Surry County.

The location of Dobson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dobson has a population of 1,538 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dobson.

Dobson is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dobson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Dobson is within the (336) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dobson had an population of 1,538 people. This is a decrease of 3.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.56% since the 2000 Census).

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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Dobson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dobson.

  • Mount Airy [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Elkin [Surry County]
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    • Elkin [Surry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Dobson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,001 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkin<6>
  • Yadkinville [Yadkin County]
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    • Yadkinville [Yadkin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Jonesville [Yadkin County]
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    • Jonesville [Yadkin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pilot Mountain [Surry County]
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      • Pilot Mountain [Surry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Dobson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Mountain<6>
    • Boonville [Yadkin County]
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      • Boonville [Yadkin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Arlington [Yadkin County]
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      • Arlington [Yadkin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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
    • East Bend [Yadkin County]
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      • East Bend [Yadkin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Ronda [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Wilkes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Fairview [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Surry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> 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

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dobson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dobson.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dobson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dobson. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Dobson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dobson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dobson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dobson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dobson on our Genealogy Page.

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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: www.co.surry.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Surry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dobson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dobson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 (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 for your convenience: 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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