NEW AT SCHSMI!
OFFICE IS NOW OPEN TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 10:00 AM
TO 4:00 PM, EXCEPT HOLIDAYS.
Our street address is 281 Bank Street,
Contact us by telephone at (757) 294-0404,
by e-mail at [email protected]
or by mail at P. O. Box 262, Surry, VA
Come visit us and learn about Surry's rich history!
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Just Updated! Surry
African-American Family Files On-line Index has been updated. Many new
names have been added.
2016 Garden Week in Surry - A Message from our President, Mary Padgett
As you trek through the Virginia countryside for Garden Week the last week in April, this year, visit the Surry County Virginia Historical Society and Museums, Inc. properties and Savor the Secrets of Surry. The community has benefitted from the generosity of the Surry Garden Club with the installation of a FROG BOG and landscape design/implementation at the Historical Society property, 281 Bank Street in the village of Surry. The FROG BOG compliments the adjacent, recently restored Capt. John Smith ferry deckhouse. Both the deckhouse and the Surry Historical Museum will be open for Garden Week during regular business hours Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, the adjoined Rogers and Gwaltney Stores, a Virginia historical landmark, ca. 1894, also a property of the Surry Historical Society, located at the intersection of Otterdam and Carsley Roads will be open for tours during Garden Week on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 10 am. To 4 p.m. We look forward to meeting you this spring!
The McCraken Quilt, a gift to Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society
and Museums, Inc. Beautiful Embroidered Silk Quilt
Just Updated! Surry
White Family Files On-line Index has been updated. Many new
names have been added.
- 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.
Watch a video of the Captain John Smith Ferry Deckhouse Dedication on our Facebook page!
Recently added! 1934 Telephone Directory
information for Surry and Claremont. See who had
phones in 1934!
Recently added! Donna Slade has created a
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
Photographs of Family Bible pages for Thompson,
Wilson and Wills are now available.
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
NEW ROWELL FAMILY PHOTOS at our FAMILIES
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
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
Point Cemetery near Laurel Springs Road. In
addition, we have a new page of photos of the Old
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
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
offer many Books about Surry for sale. Most are
small editions and unavailable elsewhere.
Get yours now!
Don't miss the Society's
Check out November 1998 for
the early history of Rogers' Store!
ROGERS' STORE RESTORATION
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