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Ghost Town on the Yadkin

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In 1789, Rockford was founded as the new county seat of Surry County. The county was divided in 1850 and the new seat was moved to Dobson and Rockford stopped growing. When the Southern Railway Company built a line that went through Rockford in 1890, the town boomed again. Rockford flooded in 1916 and has never fully recovered.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 1, June 1979, p12-14, il