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Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc.
P. O. Box 262, Surry, VA 23883   Phone (757) 294-0404
E-mail address: surryhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.
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    WHAT'S NEW AT SCHSMI!
  • OUR OFFICE IS NOW OPEN TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM, EXCEPT HOLIDAYS.

    • Our street address is 281 Bank Street, Surry, VA.
    • Contact us by telephone at (757) 294-0404, by e-mail at surryhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or by mail at P. O. Box 262, Surry, VA 23883.

    Come visit us and learn about Surry's rich history!


  • Bo Bohannan and Lefty Gregory have enjoyed the Third Wednesday seminars at the Society's office. They appreciate the help and support of all those who attended and are sorry that other commitments do not allow them to continue. Many thanks to everyone!
    Bo's voluminous Encyclopedia of Popular Culture is destined to find a new home at The College of William and Mary, where students can benefit from this unique perspective on American history and culture. Congratulations, Bo!


  • Just updated again! Further progress! The Ferry Capt. John Smith Deckhouse Restoration Project began construction in June and is well on the way to compleation.
    Please help with your donations of time and money. See Bill Fox's Updated 2014 Report, a document with photos, for information and pictures.


  • Just updated! Our African-American Family Files On-line Index Lots of new Family names added!

  • Recently added! 1934 Telephone Directory information for Surry and Claremont. See who had phones in 1934!

  • Recently added! Donna Slade has created a Surname Index to Doris Stone's Surry Family Research Files at the Society's office. There is a copy on this website at the HISTORY LINKS page. Thank you, Donna!

  • New Online Resource! Selected Surry County, Va. Taxpayers, 1782 - 1841 contributed by Anne Gwaltney for Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc. This is a custom database created for us from Anne's research by Richard Moss. Many thanks Anne and Richard!

  • New Online Resource! Gravestones from Oakwood Cemetery contributed by Anne Gwaltney for Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc. This is a custom database created for us from Anne's research by Richard Moss. Many thanks Anne and Richard!

  • New Book! Surry County by Deborah Harrison Dawson. Vintage photos! Book signing in May! More information...

  • Surry White Families Page has been updated. Many new names have been added.

  • Photographs of Family Bible pages for Thompson, Wilson and Wills are now available.

  • A NEW BIOGRAPHY, Devine Will, Restless Heart: The Life and Works of Dr. John Jefferson Smallwood, by Mary E. C. Drew is now available. (You need Adobe Reader to view this file.) If you missed the book-signing on November 13, 2010, you can buy it here.

  • NEW FLETCHER FAMILY TIMELINE at our FAMILIES page.

  • NEW ROWELL FAMILY PHOTOS at our FAMILIES page.

  • A SURNAME PAGE for Surry County Family History researchers has been added. This is a simple way for folks who are researching particular families to contact each other and share.

  • A new history of Rocky Hock United Methodist Church has been added. There are photographs there, as well. Check for your family members in the 1909 revival photo.

  • New addition to the Cemeteries pages for Old Cabin Point Cemetery near Laurel Springs Road. In addition, we have a new page of photos of the Old Episcopal Rectory ruin at Cabin Point. Thanks for both to The Rev. William B. Taylor, Jr.!

  • New page with Gordon "Bo" Bohannan's family photographs of Pleasant Point, where he spent childhood summers. There are also links to his essays on life in Surry during his childhood years. Thank you, Bo, for sharing with us!

  • New biographical information about Lorena Leath portrait subject, "George Washington".  Moses Thomas was his real name and he lived 100 years! Thanks to Judy Jones for information! Thanks to Debra Taylor for photograph!

  • BOOKS!    We offer many Books about Surry for sale. Most are small editions and unavailable elsewhere.
    Get yours now!


    Don't miss the Society's   first three newsletters!

    Check out  November 1998   for the early history of Rogers' Store!

  • ROGERS' STORE RESTORATION COMPLETED!
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