MISSION: The Yadkin Valley Historical Association is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the history of the Yadkin River valley through cooperation among the region's history-related entities and individuals.

MEMBERSHIP: Click here for membership form.  Fiscal year begins September 1.







Aug. 12, 2006

Yadkin Center, Surry Community College, Yadkinville NC

"Organization of the YVHA"; presentation about Daniel Boone by Randell Jones


Aug. 11, 2007

Wilkes Heritage Center, Wilkesboro NC

"Finding and Keeping the Resources to Preserve Local History" Click here for flyer.


Aug. 9, 2008

Iredell County Agricultural Resources Center, Statesville NC

"Genealogy in the Yadkin Valley" Click here for photos.


Aug. 8, 2009

Lewisville United Methodist Church, Lewisville NC

"History of Early Transportation in Yadkin Valley" Click here for flyer.


Aug. 14, 2010

First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, Mocksville NC

"Daniel and Rebecca Bryan Boone, Their Lives and Times" Click here for flyer. Click here for photos. List of Contemporaries


Aug. 13, 2011

Surry County Community College, Viticulture and Enology Bldg., Dobson NC

"Saving Church and Family Cemeteries"  Click here for flyer.  Click here for agenda.  Click here for photographs.


Aug. 4, 2012

Iredell County Agricultural Resources Center, Statesville NC

"The Civil War in the Yadkin Valley"  Click here for flyer and registration form.  Click here for photographs.


Aug. 3, 2013

Broad Street United Methodist Church, 315 West Broad Street, Statesville NC

“Emancipation Proclamation: History and Genealogy of the People of Color of the Yadkin Valley”  Click here for flyer.  Click here for registration form.  Click here to read Emancipation Proclamation.  Click here to read newspaper article about key note address by Mo Cowan.


Aug. 9, 2014

Advent Moravian Church, 1514 Clemmonsville Rd., Winston-Salem NC; 8:00 – 5:00

“Genealogy in the 21st Century: New Electronic and Digital Tools that help us do Research and Publish Family History”  Speakers are Billy King of the Forsyth Library NC Room; Cindy Green of the (Mormon) Family History Center; Nelson Weller on publishing with Family Tree Maker; Cindy Green on Genograms; Bob Lockett on DNA; John Reynolds on Problems from DNA reports.  Description; Registration Form


Aug. 15, 2015

Yadkinville United Methodist Church,

204 West Main Street, Yadkinville, NC; 8:00 – 5:00

“Stoneman’s Raid in the Yadkin Valley, March-April 1865”  Chris Hartley, author, Stoneman’s Raid 1865, will discuss the purpose of Stoneman’s Raid and how well it succeeded

Ed and Sue Curtis, organizers, Salisbury Prison Symposium, will review the Salisbury Prison and its importance to the Raiders.  Description and Registration Form  Click here for photos of the speakers.



No conference



Aug. 12, 2017

Yadkin County Senior Center

207 East Hemlock Street, Yadkinville

“Native Americans in the Yadkin Valley.  Speaker: Bob Lockett, two talks on DNA.  Emphasis on settlement, mound builders, and artifact identification.

Cost is $15 which includes lunch, expenses, and a one-year membership in the YVHA.  Send to PO Box 1250, Yadkinville NC 27055.  Description and Registration Form.



No conference


BOARD MEMBERS were elected 12 September 2009.  Click here for list of all officers.  Click here for a photo of board members who met January 9, 2010.

BYLAWS: Click here to read.

COUNTIES INCLUDED: Fifteen North Carolina counties near the Yadkin River are inside the boundaries of our association. Click here to see a map of the counties and the two branches of the Yadkin River.

PHOTOS OF THE YADKIN RIVER: Shallowford Crossing


Click here for an 1887 map of the Upper Yadkin.

Click here for an article written for YVHA, "Following Daniel Boone out of the Yadkin Valley" by Randell Jones, author of In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone.

NC Daniel Boone Heritage Trail is being planned.  Click here for Web site.  Click here for application blank for being a charter member.


Mary Frances 'Pan' Atkinson Beck  obituary

Robert Gentry Carroll  obituary

Frances Harding Casstevens  obituary

Mrs. Sanna Ross Gaffney obituary

Edward Rogers Gunter  obituary

Thelma Lucille Dinkins Hutchens  obituary

Jane Smith Hill  obituary

Paul Monroe Johnson  obituary

Carlos Paul Surratt  obituary; pedigree chart

Teresa Gail Bailey Turner  obituary

James William Wall  obituary

Pat Gwyn Woltz  obituary


County Historical Organizations within the Area of Yadkin Valley Historical Association, Inc.

Click on organizations written in blue letters for their Web sites.

Alexander County Ancestry Association

Alleghany Historical and Genealogical Society

Ashe County Historical Society

Caldwell County Genealogical Society

Genealogical Society of Davidson County

Davie County Historical and Genealogical Society

Forsyth County Genealogical Society

Forsyth County Historical Association

Genealogical Society of Iredell County

Genealogical Society of Rowan County

Rockingham County Historical Society

Genealogical Society of Rockingham and Stokes Counties

Surry County Genealogical Association

Historical Society of Watauga County

Wilkes County Genealogical Society

Yadkin County Historical Society

Names from http://www.ncgenealogy.org/ click on local societies

Historical Groups Other Than County Organizations:

Lewisville Historical Society

Overmountain Victory Trail Association

Yadkin Riverkeeper

Rural Hall Historical Society

28th Regiment North Carolina Troops - Reenactment

The Rockford Preservation Society

The African American Historical and Genealogical Society of Surry County

Trading Ford Historic District Preservation Association

Walkertown Area Historical Society

Jonesville Historic Sites

Web page designed by Marie Benge Craig Roth, MarieBCR@gmail.com, on October 27, 2008 and edited quite often.