Surry County 250th

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Surry County's 250th Anniversary Rolls On

Sign up below for bus tours and lectures commemorating the Sestercentennial


Make plans now to attend a Surry County 250th lecture or bus tour. Below is a listing of the four lectures and three bus excursions taking place in 2022 as part of the county's 250th Anniversary commemoration.

LECTURES

The four-part lecture series covers a variety of topics, ranging from architecture to musical heritage to Native American history in the area. Each presenter is an expert in their field.

After reviewing the list, be sure to sign up at the form below.


Surry Land Grants and Early Architecture

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Surry County Service Center, 915 East Atkins Street, Dobson

Presented by Marion Venable, Local Historian and Laura A.W. Phillips, Architectural Historian


Surry’s Natural Heritage – NC Trail Days in cooperation with the Elkin Valley Trails Association

Friday, June 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Elkin Public Library, 111 North Front Street, Elkin

Presented by Ken Bridle - Ecologist/Botanist, Piedmont Land Conservancy


Native Americans of the Yadkin Valley

Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Surry County Service Center, 915 East Atkins Street, Dobson

Presented by Dr. Andrew Gurstelle, Professor, Wake Forest University


Surry County’s Traditional Music Legacy in cooperation with the Surry Arts Council

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Earle Theatre, 142 North Main Street, Mount Airy

Presented by Paul Brown, Musician, Producer, Radio Host, Retired NPR Reporter



BUS TOURS

Bus tours focusing on Surry County history are scheduled for May 28, June 25 and Aug. 27. All tours will be provided by Black Tie Bus Charters and will depart from the Surry County Service Center, 915 East Atkins Street in Dobson. Arrival is 9:45 a.m. Buses will leave promptly at 10:00 am. The tours are free and lunch is included, but registration is required. Please use the form below to register.


Dobson and Northwestern Surry Sites

Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Tour Guide - Marion Venable, Local Historian


Elkin Sites

Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Tour Guide - Jason Couch, Local Historian


Eastern Surry County Sites

Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Tour Guide - Marion Venable, Local Historian


Additional info about Surry County's Sestercentennial are available at https://www.facebook.com/surry250/.



  • An interesting tidbit: At the time of its creation, Surry County encompassed a far greater swath of land, including modern-day Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin counties.

  • To plan a trip in 2022 to Surry County, click here to request your choice of several guides, including a Visitors Guide, Surry County Wine Trail Guide, Surry Sonker Trail Guide, outdoor recreation map and an events calendar.


Lecture & Bus Tour Sign-up Form

To attend a Surry 250th lecture or bus tour, complete the form below. The lectures and bus tours are free of charge. Lunch is included with the bus tours.

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