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Surry County

Formation Date: 1652
Formed From: James City County

Image depicting location of Surry County
Surry County was named for the county of Surrey in England, and was formed for James City County about 1652. Its area is 306 square miles, and the county seat is Surry. The population is 6,829 according to the 2000 census. The deeds for 1835-1838 and order books for 1718-1741 have been lost and various other early record books are fragmentary.

Note: Lost deeds for 1835-1838 and order books for 1718-1741 and various other early record books are fragmentary. Court house fires in 1906 and 1922 did not result in loss of records which were then housed in a separate clerk's office.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes