Surry County

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Surry County is named for Surrey County in England, which was the birthplace of Governor William Tyron.

 

Created:  April 14, 1771

County Seat: 

Rockford  1789 – 1853

Dobson    1853 – present

 

County Courthouse – Dobson

 

Location:  114 West Aikins Street / North Main Street

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Harry Baton and Raleigh James Hughes

Contractor:  Longest & Tessier Company out of Greensboro

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a projecting center section with entrance on the first story. A wide band runs below the flat roof line. There are lower east and west wings which were added in 1971.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1855.

 

County Justice Center – Dobson

 

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Location:  201 East Kapp Street / North Main Street

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Martin, Boal, Anthony & Johnson

Contractor:  John S Clark Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff and red colored brick structure. The south front projects from the main building and id buff colored brick with a high vertical window on the second and third stories. The southwest and southeast corners are red brick. The roof line is flat. Along the west side of the building is a two story red colored brick County Office constructed in 1953.

 

Old County Courthouse – Rockford

 

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Location:  Old Rockford road / Willow Bend  Way

Built:  1830

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The roof is hipped. The building sits on a low hill and is a private residence. The building served as the courthouse until 1853 when the county seat was moved to Dobson.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grayson County, Virginia and Carroll County, Virginia

E – Stokes County 

S – Yadkin County and Wilkes County

W – Wilkes County and Alleghany County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012