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Welcome to Surry ...

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


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Surry, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Surry has a population of 217 people<3> (see below for details).

Surry is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Surry is located in the (757) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Surry had an population of 217 people. This is a decrease of 11.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Surry had a population of 244 people. This makes Surry the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 244 people, the population of Surry decreased 6.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 262 people).

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

Communities Also Named Surry ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Surry - they are located in Maine, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Surry.

Communities near Surry ...

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

  • Newport News
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Williamsburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Smithfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
    • Smithfield is located in Isle of Wight County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,615 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield <5>
  • Waverly
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly <5>
  • Wakefield
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
    • Wakefield is located in Sussex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 805 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield <5>
  • Claremont
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont is located in Surry County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
  • Ivor
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivor
    • Ivor is located in Southampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivor <5>
  • Dendron
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Scotland
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
    • Scotland is located in Surry County
  • Jamestown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)

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 Surry. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Surry.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Surry. 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 Surry.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Surry ...

Looking for more information about Surry? 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 Surry, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Surry.

Adding Surry to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Surry was on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Surry on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Virginia (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Surry.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia'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 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 Surry.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Surry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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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