Join us at the county celebrates its history. The first European residents of what is now Surry County, came from Massachusetts and surrounding North Carolina Counties in the 1700s. Surry County was formed from what was Rowan County. It’s unclear whether Surry was the namesake for the English county of Surrey or it derived from indigenous people of the region, the Saura. The county will be hosting special events of the next year. Remember, it’s always a good time to come to Surry County!