We invite you to Remember Rockford
Over forty years ago, the Rockford Preservation Society, Inc. began its fervent efforts to preserve the history, culture and buildings it owns in the historic Village of Rockford in Surry County. Rockford, the county seat of Surry County from 1789 to 1850, is located in the center of the Yadkin Valley Wine Appellation, on the NC Civil War Trail, the NC Scenic Byway, the Mountains to Sea Trail, and the Yadkin Valley Heritage Corridor. Consequently, is positioned to be a center of cultural and heritage tourism for this region.
To date in part, the Society has been successful in the following:
Currently we are restoring the historic 1830 Mark York Tavern to eventually open as a restaurant, museum, art gallery or retail center. We have been awarded small grants from organizations that recognize the importance and timing of these efforts, and the latest small grant has enabled us to continue our restoration efforts.
The historic Rockford Masonic Lodge # 251 building, ca. 1800, was also a general store, known as W.P. Dobson and Company Mercantile. We believe this building could thrive as a retail store of some description again.
We hope you might be interested in becoming involved to help preserve these remaining properties and to see them become the centerpiece of the Rockford Historic District, Surry County and Yadkin Valley regional tourism.
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