Surry County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1768-1789, Vols. 1-2.
By: Mrs. W.O. Absher, Pub. 1985, reprinted 2011, 168 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-554-5.
Surry County was formed in 1770 from Rowan County. It is in the north-central section of the state and is bounded by the state of Virginia and Stokes, Yadkin, Wilkes, and Alleghany counties. In 1773, part of Rowan was annexed to Surry; Wilkes County was formed in 1777 from Surry and Stokes County was formed in 1789 from Surry. In 1792, part of Wilkes County was annexed to Surry and in 1796, part of Stokes was annexed to Surry and in 1869, 1870, and 1875 parts of Surry were annexed to Alleghany County.