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Dobson

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Dobson is a town in Dobson Township, Surry County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 1,586. It is the county seat of Surry County. Dobson is the home of the Shelton Vineyards, the largest winery in North Carolina.HistoryDobson was established as the county seat in 1853, replacing Rockford after all land in Surry County south of the Yadkin River was used to form Yadkin County.The Edwards-Franklin House and Surry County Courthouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyDobson is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,457 people, 555 households, and 339 families residing in the town. The population density was 813.8 people per square mile (314.3/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 331.8 per square mile (128.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.84% White, 3.91% African American, 0.41% Native American, 19.42% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.81% of the population.
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