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Our Genealogy Helper for Surry ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Surry (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 Surry. 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

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

To see how the shape of Virginia'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: Charles City, James City, Prince George, Southampton & Sussex.

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

  • Surry County     (The home county of Surry)
    • Beachland [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beachland
      • Beachland [Surry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beachland
    • Itata [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itata
      • Itata [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Itata have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itata
    • Spring Grove [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Surry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Dendron [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dendron
      • Dendron [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<3>
    • Homewood [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Claremont [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Carsley [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsley
      • Carsley [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carsley
  • Charles City County
    • Charles City [Charles City County]
    • Ruthville [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
      • Ruthville [Charles City County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
    • Kimages [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimages
      • Kimages [Charles City County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimages have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimages
  • Chesterfield County
    • Bermuda Hundred [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bermuda Hundred
      • Bermuda Hundred [Chesterfield County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bermuda Hundred. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Screamersville [Chesterfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screamersville
      • Screamersville [Chesterfield County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Screamersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ettrick [Chesterfield County]
    • Chester [Chesterfield County]
  • Colonial Heights City
    • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights [Colonial Heights City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<3>
  • Franklin City
    • Franklin [Franklin City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin City] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,833 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
  • Gloucester County
    • York View [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York View
      • York View [Gloucester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York View
    • Country Village [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
      • Country Village [Gloucester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Village
    • Crab [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab
      • Crab [Gloucester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab
    • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Point
      • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloucester Point<3>
    • Ordinary [Gloucester County]
    • Achilles [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Achilles
      • Achilles [Gloucester County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Achilles
    • Roanes [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanes
      • Roanes [Gloucester County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanes
    • Ark [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ark
      • Ark [Gloucester County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ark
    • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Courthouse
      • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Courthouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Courthouse
    • Adner [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adner
      • Adner [Gloucester County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adner
    • North [Gloucester County]
  • Hampton City
    • Newgate Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newgate Village
      • Newgate Village [Hampton City] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newgate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newgate Village
    • Greenwood Farms [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Farms
      • Greenwood Farms [Hampton City] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Farms
    • Aberdeen Gardens [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Gardens
      • Aberdeen Gardens [Hampton City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen Gardens
    • Chapel Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Village
      • Chapel Village [Hampton City] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Village
    • Pine Chapel Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Chapel Village
      • Pine Chapel Village [Hampton City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Chapel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Chapel Village
    • Hampton [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<3>
    • Buckroe Beach [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckroe Beach
      • Buckroe Beach [Hampton City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckroe Beach
    • Phoebus [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
      • Phoebus [Hampton City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoebus
  • Henrico County
    • Glendale [Henrico County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Henrico County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Sandston [Henrico County]
    • Highland Springs [Henrico County]
  • Hopewell City
    • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<3>
  • Isle of Wight County
    • Rushmere [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushmere
      • Rushmere [Isle of Wight County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushmere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushmere
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>
    • Zuni [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zuni
      • Zuni [Isle of Wight County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zuni
    • Windsor [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Isle of Wight County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<3>
    • Walters [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walters
      • Walters [Isle of Wight County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters
    • Carrsville [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrsville
      • Carrsville [Isle of Wight County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrsville
  • James City County
  • King and Queen County
    • Plain View [King and Queen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain View
      • Plain View [King and Queen County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain View
    • Mattaponi [King and Queen County]
  • King William County
    • West Point [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [King William County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
    • Romancoke [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romancoke
      • Romancoke [King William County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romancoke
  • Mathews County
  • Middlesex County
    • Saluda [Middlesex County]
    • Hartfield [Middlesex County]
    • Locust Hill [Middlesex County]
    • Urbanna [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbanna
      • Urbanna [Middlesex County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbanna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbanna<3>
    • Remlik [Middlesex County]
  • New Kent County
    • Plum Point [New Kent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Point
      • Plum Point [New Kent County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Point
    • New Kent [New Kent County]
  • Newport News City
    • Lee Hall [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
      • Lee Hall [Newport News City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Hall
    • Red Hill Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill Village
      • Red Hill Village [Newport News City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill Village
    • Newport News [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport News
      • Newport News [Newport News City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,062 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<3>
    • Bernard Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernard Village
      • Bernard Village [Newport News City] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernard Village
    • Hilton Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Newport News City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
  • Norfolk City
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
      • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 242,803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<3>
  • Petersburg City
    • Petersburg [Petersburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Petersburg City] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
  • Poquoson City
    • Poquoson [Poquoson City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquoson
      • Poquoson [Poquoson City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquoson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson<3>
  • Portsmouth City
    • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<3>
  • Prince George County
    • Burrowsville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrowsville
      • Burrowsville [Prince George County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrowsville
    • Garysville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysville
      • Garysville [Prince George County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysville
  • Southampton County
    • Ivor [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivor
      • Ivor [Southampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivor<3>
    • Doles Crossroads [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doles Crossroads
      • Doles Crossroads [Southampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doles Crossroads
    • Berlin [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Southampton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Black Creek [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Creek
      • Black Creek [Southampton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek
    • Burdette [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdette
      • Burdette [Southampton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burdette
    • Sedley [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedley
      • Sedley [Southampton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedley
    • Edgehill [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgehill
      • Edgehill [Southampton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgehill
    • Sebrell [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebrell
      • Sebrell [Southampton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebrell
    • Cypress Manor [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Manor
      • Cypress Manor [Southampton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Manor
    • Hunterdale [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunterdale
      • Hunterdale [Southampton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunterdale
    • Courtland [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Southampton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<3>
    • Capron [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capron
      • Capron [Southampton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capron
    • Newsoms [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newsoms
      • Newsoms [Southampton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newsoms
  • Suffolk City
    • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckatuck
      • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckatuck
    • Ames Cove [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames Cove
      • Ames Cove [Suffolk City] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames Cove
    • Bennett Harbor [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett Harbor
      • Bennett Harbor [Suffolk City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett Harbor
    • Driver [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driver
      • Driver [Suffolk City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driver
    • Shoulders Hill [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoulders Hill
      • Shoulders Hill [Suffolk City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoulders Hill
    • Suffolk [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffolk
      • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93,913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<3>
  • Sussex County
    • Wakefield [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Sussex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<3>
    • Waverly [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Sussex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<3>
    • Sussex [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sussex
      • Sussex [Sussex County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sussex
    • Stony Creek [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek [Sussex County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Creek<3>
  • Williamsburg City
    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>
  • York County
    • Rochambeau Village [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochambeau Village
      • Rochambeau Village [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochambeau Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochambeau Village
    • Barlows Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
      • Barlows Corner [York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlows Corner
    • Yorktown [York County]
    • Dare [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dare
      • Dare [York County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dare
    • Yorkville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkville
      • Yorkville [York County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Surry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkville

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Surry ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Surry.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Surry. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Surry and those printed in the larger area surrounding Surry.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 11 miles [17.7 km] of Surry.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Surry:

  • 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 Virginia

Cemeteries Near Surry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Surry.

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 Surry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Oakwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood Cemetery
  • Wier Neck Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wier Neck Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wier Neck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wier Neck Cemetery
  • Poplar Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poplar Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poplar Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Lawn Cemetery
  • Moores Swamp Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moores Swamp Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moores Swamp Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moores Swamp Cemetery
  • Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery
  • Lower Surry Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Surry Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Surry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Surry Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cypress Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cypress Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cypress Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cypress Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Surry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Cemetery
    • Jones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jones Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
    • Travis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Travis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Travis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Travis Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Travis Cemetery
    • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Moriah Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Surry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery
    • St. Annes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Annes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Annes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Annes Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Annes Cemetery
    • Mill Swamp Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mill Swamp Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mill Swamp Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mill Swamp Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Surry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Swamp Cemetery
    • Hospital Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hospital Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hospital Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hospital Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospital Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant 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.<5>

While we didn't find Surry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Surry.

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

  • Alliance [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
    • Alliance [Surry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Surry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alliance had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alliance
  • Moorings [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorings
    • Moorings [Surry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moorings had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorings
  • Highgate [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highgate
    • Highgate [Surry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Surry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Highgate had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highgate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highgate
  • Scotland [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
    • Scotland [Surry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Scotland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
  • Jamestown [James City County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [James City County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<3>
  • Itata [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itata
    • Itata [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Itata had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Itata have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itata
  • Continue List ...
    • Spring Grove [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
      • Spring Grove [Surry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Surry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Spring Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Grove
    • Dendron [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dendron
      • Dendron [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Surry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 123 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dendron had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<3>
    • Carsley [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsley
      • Carsley [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Surry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Carsley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carsley
    • Homewood [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Surry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 81 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Homewood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Tettington [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tettington
      • Tettington [Charles City County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tettington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tettington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tettington
    • Claremont [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Surry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 209 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Claremont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Savedge [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savedge
      • Savedge [Surry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Surry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Savedge had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savedge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savedge
    • Comet [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
      • Comet [Isle of Wight County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 9 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Comet had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comet
    • Septa [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Septa
      • Septa [Isle of Wight County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Surry
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Septa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Septa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Septa

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

Mentions & References for Surry

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Surry County

About Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Surry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

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- Surry) 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 Surry. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SurryOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Surry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1371, Longitude: -76.8333       In this case, the coordinates for Surry 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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Surry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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