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About Surry

Surry County, Virginia, one of the oldest regions settled in the New World, is located just across the historic James River from the Jamestown/Williamsburg area and is accessible by a short, free ferry ride from the peninsula area. Surry's attractions not only span three centuries of history, but also include 20th century Surry Nuclear Power Station and Information Center, Hog Island Wildlife Management area, Hampton Roads Vineyard and Winery, and Edwards Virginia Smokehouse. In addition to the public attractions, 16 privately occupied structures in Surry are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Today's Surry County provides a montage of rolling farmlands, blossoming woods, water-front panoramas and quaint lifestyles. For history lovers, Surry is a wealth of stately old homes and plantations. For adventurers, there are footpaths through the woods, boating, off-road trails, hunting and fishing. For active recreation there are scenic picnic areas, a swimming pool and a beach at Chippokes State Park. The Surry County Department of Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of activities including youth sports and an active seniors program. For food lovers, Surry serves up the quintessence of Southern cuisine, world famous smoke cured hams and home-grown peanuts. From the delightful ferry ride across the James River to the warmth and hospitality of the folks in Surry County, you are in for a unique and very memorable experience.