The Surry County African American Heritage Society Cookbook

The Surry County African-American Heritage Society has newly published cookbooks for sale. Sales of the cookbooks support the work of the Society in preserving African-American history in Surry County. To purchase, please contact Mrs. Louise Diaz-Jenkins at

Poole's Funeral Home is recognized as Surry County's oldest existing business since its establishment in 1890 by Mr. Merritt Bains Poole and has been operated by the Poole family ever since.

The Board of Supervisors of Surry County, Virginia has recognized the 125th anniversary of Poole's Funeral Home and its long-standing history of service to Surry County and its residents. Congratulations to Poole's Funeral Home and Ms. Sabrina Hardy-Newby, Manager and Director and great-granddaughter of Mr. Merritt Bains Poole.

Pool's Funeral Home current location:

8721 Colonial Trl E
Surry, VA 23883
(757) 357-4742

African-American Heritage Festival & Family Reunion

Surry County African-American Heritage Festival & Family Reunion Weekend is held at Surry Parks and Recreation, located south of Surry off Route 10. (See our map page for the location.) It offers ethnic foods, children's games, and African-American History.

Festival begins on Saturday and continues after dark with a fireworks demonstration. Events resume on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

For Information: 757-267-2978!

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