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Historical Markers in Surry County, North Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Surry County, North Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Surry County, NC (31) Alleghany County, NC (9) Forsyth County, NC (229) Stokes County, NC (20) Wilkes County, NC (58) Yadkin County, NC (14) Carroll County, VA (17) Grayson County, VA (30) Patrick County, VA (43)  SurryCounty(31) Surry County (31)  AlleghanyCounty(9) Alleghany County (9)  ForsythCounty(229) Forsyth County (229)  StokesCounty(20) Stokes County (20)  WilkesCounty(58) Wilkes County (58)  YadkinCounty(14) Yadkin County (14)  CarrollCountyVirginia(17) Carroll County (17)  GraysonCounty(30) Grayson County (30)  PatrickCounty(43) Patrick County (43)
Dobson is the county seat for Surry County
Adjacent to Surry County, North Carolina
      Alleghany County (9)  
      Forsyth County (229)  
      Stokes County (20)  
      Wilkes County (58)  
      Yadkin County (14)  
      Carroll County, Virginia (17)  
      Grayson County, Virginia (30)  
      Patrick County, Virginia (43)  
 
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1North Carolina (Surry County), Beulah — Slave Cemetery
By the early 1800's, an extensive farming culture had developed along the Fisher River. Gideon Edwards had completed his house by 1799. Slaves were important to plantation life handling the labor associated with the household and cultivation of more . . . Map (db m162104) HM
2North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — Confederate Soldiers of Surry County
In memory of the Confederate soldiers of Surry County 1861 --- 1865 [ Rear of Monument: ] 1861         1865 “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do . . . Map (db m34117) HM
3North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — 8 — Sonker — Hungry for History —
Hungry for History #8 Unique dessert thought to originate in Surry County in mid 1800s. Similar to cobbler, made with dough and fruit or sweet potato.Map (db m206799) HM
4North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — M-9 — Stoneman’s Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman’s U.S. cavalry passed through Dobson, April 2, 1865.Map (db m34102) HM
5North Carolina (Surry County), Dobson — M-50 — Tabitha A. Holton1854 – 1886
First woman licensed to practice law in North Carolina, 1878. Lived thirty yards northwest.Map (db m34432) HM
6North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — Elkin Manufacturing CompanyWelcoming the Raiders — Stoneman's Raid —
(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . Map (db m56794) HM
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7North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — Surry County Muster Site
The grassy area in front of you is the easternmost point on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Near this spot on September 27th, 1780, Patriot militiamen from Surry County under the command of Major Joseph Winston mustered to join . . . Map (db m56937) HM
8North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — M-53 — Surry Muster Field
Patriot militia, led by Major Joseph Winston, gathered in this vicinity, Sept. 1780, marched to victory at Kings Mtn.Map (db m56787) HM
9North Carolina (Surry County), Elkin — The Kings Mountain Campaign of 1780
The Kings Mountain campaign is one of the turning points of the American Revolution. The British commander in the Southern Colonies, Lord Charles Cornwallis, anticipated strong Loyalist support in the Carolinas. Major Patrick Ferguson, an . . . Map (db m56940) HM
10North Carolina (Surry County), Lowgap — M-6 — Jesse Franklin
Governor 1820-21; state & U.S. Senator and representative; officer in Revolution. His home stood ¼ mile south.Map (db m65563) HM
11North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — Carlos Jones Blue Ridge Park
The park design pays tribute to the architecture of the Blue Ridge Hotel, which once stood on the very same corner where the park will be. Robertson recalls living in the Blue Ridge Hotel with Carlos Jones as they both lived and worked on Main . . . Map (db m185323) HM
12North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — Donna Fargo
Donna Fargo is a County Music Singer-Songwriter best known for her 1970s self-penned hist "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" and "Funny Face". She became the first woman in country music history to sell a million records back-to-back. After four . . . Map (db m185330) HM
13North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — Floyd Eugene "Flip" ReesDecember 28, 1914-November 9, 2009
Flip Rees, an icon in Mount Airy, was instrumental in the revitalization of the downtown district. He founded F. Reese Company in 1946. A Staple family business is known for exceptional customer service. He was a WWII Vet, serving as a Major in the . . . Map (db m185332) HM
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14North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — Fred CockerhamNovember 3, 1905-July 8, 1980
Fred Cockerham was born in the Beulah Community of Surry County and was a legendary Banjo player, fiddler player, and singer. He began playing banjo around the age of seven. He was known for his double noting old-time banjo playing technique which . . . Map (db m185327) HM
15North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — Historic Earle Theater
To accomplish its mission of protecting, preserving, and promoting Surry County Music, the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Historic Earle Theatre houses black and white portraits of Surry County's old-time music legends, memorabilia, and a . . . Map (db m185321) HM
16North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — Leonidas Harold "L.H." JonesJanuary 18,1915- October 21, 1983
L.H. Jones was a leader and educator in Surry County for over 45 years. He served as the only principal of J.J. Jones High School during its 30-year existence between 1936 and 1966. The school was named after his father who worked as a teacher and . . . Map (db m185333) HM
17North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — Ralph EppersonApril 5, 1921-May 31, 2006
Ralph Epperson founded WPAQ 740 AM, The first radio station in Surry County in 1948. The station is best known for the preservation of music native to the Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia, highlighting local old-time musicians. WPAQ is . . . Map (db m185324) HM
18North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — The Mill Worker
The Mill Worker represents the thousands of hardworking people who worked In the local mills to support their families. After the City's Incorporation in 1885, the Granite Quarry began production in 1889. The first furniture factory began working in . . . Map (db m185331) HM
19North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — The Whittler
It was on this wall that men would whittle, trade knives and watches, tell tall tales, and chew tobacco. This popular sitting spot was soon nicknamed "Buzzard's Roost." The number of men gathered here made it difficult for pedestrians to use the . . . Map (db m185325) HM
20North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — The Whittling Wall2018
The Whittling Wall pays homage to local icons who have helped shape our history and culture in Mount Airy. Featured on the wall are the Whittler-Representing the history of the wall; Tommy Jarrell-A legendary Fiddle player, Fred Cockerham-A renowned . . . Map (db m185326)
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21North Carolina (Surry County), Mount Airy — Tommy Jarrell
March 1, 1901-January 28, 1985 Tommy Jarrell was a legendary old-time fiddler, banjo player, and singer from the Round Peak Region of Surry County, He began playing music at the age of seven. Jarrell became known as "The Master of round Peak . . . Map (db m185329) HM
22North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — 90 MM Gun Tank M47 Patton
The M47 was essentially an M46 fitted with the turret from the T42 tank prototype. The front hull had a sharper slope, however, and the rotoclone blower place between the drivers on the M46 was deleted. The turret had a long bustle which housed the . . . Map (db m54515) HM
23North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — M-7 — Eng and Chang Bunker1811-1874
Conjoined twins born in Siam. Toured widely in the U.S. before settling nearby to farm, 1839. Grave is 100 yards W.Map (db m53374) HM
24North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — M-8 — Stoneman’s Raid
On a raid through western North Carolina Gen. Stoneman’s U.S. cavalry passed through Mount Airy, April 2-3, 1865.Map (db m54461) HM
25North Carolina (Surry County), Mt. Airy — The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show. A simpler time • a sweeter place • a lesson • a laugh • a father and a son.Map (db m54472) HM
26North Carolina (Surry County), Pilot Mountain — M-26 — Pilot Mountain
Landmark for Indians and pioneer settlers. Elevation 2,420 feet. State park since 1968. Stands 3 miles west.Map (db m52050) HM
27North Carolina (Surry County), Pine Ridge — M-51 — Hardin Taliaferro1811-1875
Humorist, minister, and editor. Wrote Fisher's River Scenes (1859), a collection of folk tales with local settings. He was born 2 miles N.W.Map (db m54708) HM
28North Carolina (Surry County), Pinnacle — Common High Flyers of Pilot Mountain
Look up, out, or down and you are likely to see some of these high flyers soaring around here at Pilot Mountain State Park. Can you identify any of them? Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) height 18-25 inches, wingspan 4 feet. A . . . Map (db m77592) HM
29North Carolina (Surry County), Pinnacle — Prescribed FireAt Pilot Mountain State Park
Fire! The very word conjures up images of huge flames rushing through forests destroying everything in their path, animals running to escape the heat and flames. Yet in nature, there’s much more to the story of fire. Fire has played an important . . . Map (db m77590) HM
30North Carolina (Surry County), Rockford — RockfordA Close Encounter — Stoneman's Raid —
(Preface): On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . Map (db m54626) HM
31North Carolina (Surry County), Siloam — Reeves HomeplaceA Close Encounter — Stoneman's Raid —
On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, . . . Map (db m54615) HM
 
 
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Dec. 9, 2022