Virginia County History and Listings

Virginia County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Virginia has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Accawmac
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Notes: See Northampton County. Name changed to Northampton 1642.

Accomack
23296 Courthouse Rd., Box 388, Accomac, VA 23301
(757) 787-5776
http://co.accomack.va.us
Incorporated: 1663
Parent county: Accomac Shire
Marriage records: start in 1774, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1663, Circuit Court
Probate: 1663, Circuit Court
Court: 1666, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1896, death records 1853-1871, and military records 1823-1849, 1861-1865, 1917-1967.

Albemarle
401 McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 972-4084
http://www.albemarle.org
Incorporated: May 6, 1744
Parent counties: Goochland, Louisa
Birth records: start in 1852, kept by Circuit Court
Marriage: 1780, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Death: 1853, Circuit Court
Land: 1748, Circuit Court
Probate: 1748, Circuit Court
Court: 1744, Circuit Court

Alexandria (Independent City)
520 King St. Suite 307, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 838-4044
http://alexandriava.gov
Incorporated: May 11, 1749
Parent county: Fairfax
Birth records: start in 1853, kept by Alexandria Health Center
Marriage: start in 1870, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1870, Circuit Court
Death: 1863, Alexandria Health Center
Land: 1783, Circuit Court
Probate: 1786, Circuit Court
Court: 1785, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has naturalization records 1909-1920. Part of Fairfax County 1749-1801. Part of District of Columbia 1801-1847. Incorporated as a city in 1852. Alexandria is an independent city government.

Alleghany
266 W. Main St., Covington, VA 24426
(540) 965-1730
http://co.alleghany.va.us
Incorporated: Jan. 5, 1822
Parent counties: Bath, Botetourt, Monroe, West Virginia
Birth records: start in 1833, kept by Circuit Court
Marriage: 1822, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1881, Circuit Court
Death: 1853, Circuit Court
Land: 1822, Circuit Court
Probate: 1822, Circuit Court
Court: 1822, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has naturalization records 1908-1929.

Amelia
16441 Court St., Box 237, Amelia Court House, VA 23002
(804) 561-2128
http://www.ameliava.com
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1734
Parent counties: Brunswick, Prince George
Birth records: start in 1853, kept by Circuit Court
Marriage: 1735, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Death: 1853, Circuit Court
Land: 1734, Circuit Court
Probate: 1734, Circuit Court
Court: 1735, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has military records 1861-1865, 1918-1966.

Amherst
113 Taylor St., Box 462, Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 946-9321
http://www.countyofamherst.com
Incorporated: March 1761
Parent county: Albemarle
Birth records: start in 1912, kept by Library of Virginia
Marriage: 1763, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1761, Circuit Court
Death: 1912, Library of Virginia
Land: 1761, Circuit Court
Probate: 1761, Circuit Court
Court: 1761, Circuit Court
Notes: Library of Virginia has birth and death records 1853-1896.

Appomattox
Box 863, Appomattox, VA 24522
(804) 352-2637
http://www.appomattoxcountyva.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 8, 1845
Parent counties: Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Prince Edward
Marriage records: start in 1854, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1892, Circuit Court
Land: 1892, Circuit Court
Probate: 1892, Circuit Court
Court: 1892, Circuit Court

Arlington
1425 N. Court House Rd., Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 228-7010
http://co.arlington.va.us
Incorporated: March 13, 1847
Parent county: Fairfax
Birth records: start in 1853, kept by Library of Virginia
Marriage: 1801, Circuit Court
Death: 1853, Library of Virginia
Land: 1801, Circuit Court
Probate: 1800, Circuit Court
Court: 1783,Circuit Court
Notes: Formerly Alexandria County. Founded as Alexandria, Va., in 1789. Became part of District of Columbia in 1802. Rejoined Virginia in 1847. Name changed to Arlington March 16, 1920.

Augusta
6 E. Johnson St., Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 245-5321
http://co.augusta.va.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1738
Parent county: Orange
Marriage Records: start in 1785, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1745, Circuit Court
Probate: 1745, Circuit Court
Court: 1745, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1896; death records 1853-1912; military records 1756-1796, 1807-1812, 1861-1865; and naturalization records 1753-1902. Property tax records 1800-1851, and court claims 1782-1785.

Barbour
Parent counties: Harrison, Lewis, Randolph
Notes: See West Virginia.

Bath
Box 180, Warm Springs, VA 24484
(540) 839-7226
http://www.bathcountyva.org
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1790
Parent counties: Augusta, Botetourt, Greenbrier, WV
Marriage records: start in 1791, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1791, Circuit Court
Land: 1791, Circuit Court
Probate: 1791, Circuit Court
Court: 1791, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1870, and military records 1917-1918.

Bedford
123 E. Main St., Suite 201, Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-7632
http://co.bedford.va.us
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1753
Parent counties: Albemarle, Lunenburg
Marriage records: start in 1755, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1754, Circuit Court
Land: 1754, Circuit Court
Probate: 1754, Circuit Court
Court: 1753, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1897, death records 1853-1917, and military records 1861-1865, 1917-1918.

Bedford (Independent City)
123 E. Main St., Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-7632
http://www.bedfordva.gov
Incorporated: 1969
Parent county: Bedford
Marriage records: start in 1969, kept by Circuit Court
Land: start in 1969, kept by Circuit Court
Probate: 1969, Circuit Court
Court: 1969, Circuit Court
Notes: Established 1782 as Liberty. Name changed to Bedford City in 1890. Name changed to Bedford in 1912. Incorporated as a city in 1969. County seat of Bedford.

Berkeley
Parent county: Frederick
Notes: See West Virginia.

Bland
Box 510, Bland, VA 24315
(540) 688-4622
http://www.bland.org
Incorporated: March 30, 1861
Parent counties: Giles, Tazewell, Wythe
Marriage records: start in 1861, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1900, Circuit Court
Land: 1861, Circuit Court
Probate: 1861, Circuit Court
Court: 1861, Circuit Court

Boone
Parent counties: Cabell, Kanawha and Logan
Notes: See West Virginia.

Botetourt
1 W. Main St., Box 219, Fincastle, VA 24090
(540) 473-8274
http://co.botetourt.va.us
Incorporated: Nov. 7, 1769
Parent counties: Augusta, Rockbridge
Marriage records: start in 1770, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1770, Circuit Court
Land: 1770, Circuit Court
Probate: 1770, Circuit Court
Court: 1770, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1870.

Braxton
Parent counties: Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas, Randolph
Notes: See West Virginia.

Bristol (Independent City)
497 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201
(276) 645-7321
http://www.bristolva.org
Incorporated: Feb. 12, 1890
Parent county: Washington
Marriage records: start in 1890, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1890, Circuit Court
Land: 1890, Circuit Court
Probate: 1890, Circuit Court
Court: 1890, Circuit Court
Military: 1890, Circuit Court
Notes: Bristol, Va., was known as Goodson, Va., 1850-1890. Bristol, Tenn., and Bristol, Va., have separate governments. Bristol, Va., was incorporated as a city Feb. 12, 1890.

Brooke
Parent county: Ohio
Notes: See West Virginia.

Brunswick
216 N. Main St., Lawrenceville, VA 23868
(434) 848-2215
http://www.brunswickco.com
Incorporated: Nov. 2, 1720
Parent counties: Prince George, Isle of Wight, Surry
Marriage records: start in 1750, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: 1732, Circuit Court
Probate: 1732, Circuit Court
Court: 1732, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1867-1896. County was not organized until 1732.

Buchanan
Box 849, Grundy, VA 24614
(276) 935-6567
http://www.buchanancountyinfo.org
Incorporated: Feb. 13, 1858
Parent counties: Russell, Tazewell
Marriage records: start in 1885, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1885, Circuit Court
Land: 1870, Circuit Court
Probate: 1874, Circuit Court
Court: 1885, Circuit Court
Notes: Courthouse burned in 1885.

Buckingham
Box 252, Buckingham, VA 23921
(434) 969-4242
http://buckinghamcountyva.org
Incorporated: September 1761
Parent county: Albemarle
Birth records: start in 1896, kept by Circuit Court
Marriage: 1869, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1869, Circuit Court
Death: 1896, Circuit Court
Probate: 1869, Circuit Court
Court: 1869, Circuit Court
Notes: Courthouse and records were destroyed in 1869 fire.

Buena Vista (Independent City)
2039 Sycamore Ave., Buena Vista, VA 24416
(540) 261-6121
http://www.buenavistavirginia.org
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1892
Parent county: Rockbridge
Marriage records: start in 1892, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1892, Circuit Court
Land: 1892, Circuit Court
Probate: 1892, Circuit Court
Court: 1892, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has military records 1926-1970.

Cabell
Parent county: Kanawha
Notes: See West Virginia.

Calhoun
Parent county: Gilmer
Notes: See West Virginia.

Campbell
Box 100, Rustburg, VA 24588
(434) 332-9517
http://co.campbell.va.us
Incorporated: Nov. 5, 1781
Parent county: Bedford
Marriage records: start in 1782, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1782, Circuit Court
Land: 1782, Circuit Court
Probate: 1782, Circuit Court
Court: 1782, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1865, 1912-1932; death records 1853-1865, 1912-1930; and military records 1854, 1855, 1917-1919, 1953-1980.

Caroline
Box 407, Bowling Green, VA 22427
(804) 633-5380
http://co.caroline.va.us
Incorporated: February 1728
Parent counties: Essex, King and Queen, King William
Marriage records: start in 1786, kept by Circuit Court
Military: 1918, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1777, Circuit Court
Probate: 1742, Circuit Court
Court: 1732, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1864-1867, and death records 1865-1867.

Carroll
605 Pine St., Box 218, Hillsville, VA 24343
(276) 728-3117
http://carrollcountyva.org
Incorporated: Jan. 17, 1842
Parent counties: Grayson, Patrick
Marriage records: start in 1853, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1842, Circuit Court
Probate: 1842, Circuit Court
Court: 1842, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has death records 1855-1896.

Charles City
10900 Courthouse Rd., Box 128, Charles City, VA 23030
(804) 652-4701
http://co.charles-city.va.us
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Marriage records: start in 1762, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1655, Circuit Court
Probate: 1789, Circuit Court
Court: 1650, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896, and military records 1861-1865. County center for local history has microfilmed vital records (804) 829-5609.

Charles River
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Notes: See York County. Name changed to York 1643.

Charlotte
250 LaGrande Ave., Suite A, Box 608, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923
(804) 542-5117
http://www.charlotteva.com
Incorporated: May 26, 1764
Parent county: Lunenburg
Marriage records: start in 1765, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1765, Circuit Court
Probate: 1765, Circuit Court
Court: 1765, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has military records 1811-1822, 1860-1868.

Charlottesville (Independent City)
605 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 970-3333
http://www.charlottesville.org
Incorporated: 1762
Parent county: Albemarle
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Land: unknown start, Circuit Court
Probate: unknown start, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1762, and incorporated as a city in 1888. County seat of Albemarle County.

Chesapeake (Independent City)
307 Albemarle Dr. Suite 300A, Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 382-3000
http://www.chesapeake.va.us
Incorporated: Jan. 1, 1963
Parent county: Norfolk
Marriage records: start in 1850, kept by Department of Health
Divorce: 1850, Circuit Court
Land: 1637, Circuit Court
Probate: 1637, Circuit Court
Notes: Formerly Norfolk County. Norfolk County merged with city of South Norfolk to create Chesapeake Jan. 1, 1963. Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1870.

Chesterfield
9500 Courthouse Rd., Box 125, Chesterfield, VA 23832
(804) 748-1241
http://www.chesterfield.gov
Incorporated: May 1, 1749
Parent county: Henrico
Marriage records: start in 1770, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1749, Circuit Court
Probate: 1749, Circuit Court
Court: 1749, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has military records for 1812 and 1861-1865.

Clarke
102 N. Church St., Box 189, Berryville, VA 22611
(540) 955-5116
http://www.clarkecounty.gov
Incorporated: March 8, 1836
Parent counties: Frederick, Warren
Marriage records: start in 1836, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1836, Circuit Court
Probate: 1836, Circuit Court
Court: 1836, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has military records 1861-1865.

Clay
Parent counties: Braxton, Nicholas, Kanawha
Notes: See West Virginia.

Clifton Forge (Independent City)
266 W. Main St., Box 670, Covington, VA 24426
(540) 965-1730
http://www.cliftonforge.org
Incorporated: 1906
Parent county: Alleghany
Marriage records: start in 1906, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1906, Circuit Court
Land: 1906, Circuit Court
Probate: 1906, Circuit Court
Notes: Clifton Forge records are kept in Alleghany County Circuit Court.

Colonial Heights (Independent City)
401 Temple Ave., Box 3401, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 520-9364
http://www.colonial-heights.com
Incorporated: 1960
Parent county: Chesterfield
Marriage records: start in 1961, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1961, Circuit Court
Land: 1961, Circuit Court
Probate: 1961, Circuit Court
Court: 1961, Circuit Court
Notes: Incorporated as a town in 1926, incorporated as a city in 1948, and became an independent city in 1960.

Covington (Independent City)
266 W. Main St., Box 670, Covington, VA 24426
(540) 965-1730
http://www.covington.va.us
Incorporated: 1952
Parent county: Alleghany
Marriage records: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Land: unknown start, Circuit Court
Probate: unknown start, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1819. Incorporated as a town 1873. Incorporated as a city 1952. County seat of Alleghany County.

Craig
303 Main St., Box 185, New Castle, VA 24127
(540) 864-6141
http://www.craigcountyva.gov
Incorporated: March 21, 1851
Parent counties: Botetourt, Giles, Roanoke, Monroe West Virginia, Montgomery, Alleghany
Marriage records: start in 1865, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1851, Circuit Court
Probate: 1851, Circuit Court
Court: 1851, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1864-1869, and military records 1861-1865, 1917-1918.

Culpeper
101 S. W St., Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 727-3435
http://web.culpepercounty.gov
Incorporated: March 23, 1748
Parent county: Orange
Marriage records: start in 1781, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1749, Circuit Court
Probate: 1749, Circuit Court
Court: 1763, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1864-1896, 1912-1917, and death records 1864-1896.

Cumberland
1 Courthouse Circle, Box 8, Cumberland, VA 23040
(804) 492-4442
http://www.cumberlandcounty.virginia.gov
Incorporated: 1748
Parent county: Goochland
Marriage records: start in 1749, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1749, Circuit Court
Probate: 1749, Circuit Court
Court: 1749, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1872, and death records 1853-1885.

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Danville (Independent City)
401 Patton St., Box 3300, Danville, VA 24543
(434) 799-5168
http://www.danville-va.gov
Incorporated: 1890
Parent county: Pittsylvania
Marriage records: start in 1841, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1860, Circuit Court
Land: 1841, Circuit Court
Probate: 1841, Circuit Court
Court: 1859, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1793, incorporated as a town in 1830, and incorporated as a city in 1890.

Dickenson
293 Clintwood Main St., Box 190, Clintwood, VA 24228
(276) 926-1616
http://www.dickensoncountyvirginia.org
Incorporated: March 3, 1880
Parent counties: Buchanan, Russell, Wise
Birth records: start in 1912, kept by Department of Health and Library of Virginia
Marriage: 1880, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1880, Circuit Court
Death: 1912, Department of Health and Library of Virginia
Land: 1880, Circuit Court
Probate: 1880, Circuit Court
Court: 1880, Circuit Court

Dinwiddie
Box 63, Dinwiddie, VA 23841
(804) 469-4540
http://www.dinwiddieva.us
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1752
Parent county: Prince George
Marriage records: start in 1850, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1832, Circuit Court
Land: 1833, Circuit Court
Probate: 1758, Circuit Court
Court: 1819, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1865-1896.

Doddridge
Parent counties: Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, Lewis
Notes: See West Virginia

Dunmore
Incorporated: March 24, 1772
Parent county: Frederick
Notes: See Shenandoah County. Name changed to Shenandoah Feb. 1, 1778.

Elizabeth City
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Notes: See Hampton County. Absorbed by Hampton County July 1952.

Essex
305 Prince St., Box 445, Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-3541
http://www.essex-virginia.org
Incorporated: April 16, 1692
Parent county: Rappahannock, old
Marriage records: start in 1804, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1852, Circuit Court
Land: 1692, Circuit Court
Probate: 1692, Circuit Court
Court: 1692, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1856-1916, military records 1861-1865, and the probate records of Rappahannock 1654-1692.

Fairfax
4110 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 246-4168
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov
Incorporated: May 6, 1742
Parent county: Prince William
Marriage records: start in 1853, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1852, Circuit Court
Land: 1742, Circuit Court
Probate: 1742, Circuit Court
Court: 1749, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1897, 1912-1917, and military records 1861-1865.

Fairfax (Independent City)
4110 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 246-4168
http://www.fairfaxva.gov
Incorporated: 1961
Parent county: Fairfax
Marriage records: start in 1961, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1961, Circuit Court
Probate: 1961, Circuit Court
Notes: Established as Providence in 1805. Name changed to Fairfax in 1859. Incorporated as a town in 1874, and incorporated as a city in 1961. County seat of Fairfax County.

Falls Church (Independent City)
300 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 241-5014
http://www.fallschurchva.gov
Incorporated: 1948
Parent county: Fairfax
Birth records: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Marriage: unknown start, Circuit Court
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Land: unknown start, Circuit Court
Probate: unknown start, Circuit Court
Court: unknown start, Circuit Court
Notes: Fairfax County Courthouse has records prior to 1988. Arlington County Courthouse has records after 1988. Established 1850. Incorporated as a town 1875. Incorporated as a city 1948.

Fauquier
40 Culpeper St., Warrenton, VA 20186
(540) 347-8610
http://www.fauquiercounty.gov
Incorporated: May 1, 1759
Parent county: Prince William
Marriage records: start in 1759, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1759, Circuit Court
Probate: 1759, Circuit Court
Court: 1759, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896, and military muster records 1861-1865.

Fayette
Incorporated: 1831
Parent counties: Kanawha, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Logan
Notes: See West Virginia. Two Counties, Fayette 1, split to Kentucky and Fayette 2, split to West Virginia.

Fincastle
Incorporated: 1772
Parent county: Botetourt
Notes: See Montgomery County. Discontinued 1776. Divided into Kentucky, Montgomery County and Washington County.

Floyd
100 E. Main St. Room 200, Floyd, VA 24091
(540) 745-9330
http://www.floydcova.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1831
Parent counties: Montgomery, Franklin
Marriage records: start in 1831, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1831, Circuit Court
Probate: 1831, Circuit Court
Court: 1828, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has military records 1861-1865, 1916-1919.

Fluvanna
132 Main St., Box 550, Palmyra, VA 22963
(434) 591-1970
http://co.fluvanna.va.us
Incorporated: May 5, 1777
Parent county: Albemarle
Marriage records: start in 1777, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1777, Circuit Court
Probate: 1777, Circuit Court
Court: 1777, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896.

Franklin
275 S. Main St. Suite 212, Box 567, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
(540) 483-3065
http://www.franklincountyva.org
Incorporated: Oct. 17, 1785
Parent counties: Bedford, Henry
Marriage records: start in 1785, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1786, Circuit Court
Probate: 1786, Circuit Court
Court: 1786, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896.

Franklin (Independent City)
Box 190, 22350 Main St., Courtland, VA 23837
(757) 653-2200
http://www.franklinva.com
Incorporated: 1961
Parent county: Southampton
Divorce records: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Land: unknown start, Circuit Court
Probate: unknown start, Circuit Court
Court: unknown start, Circuit Court
Notes: Southampton Clerk of Circuit Court has records. All records begin in 1961. Established in 1830s. Incorporated as a town in 1876. Incorporated as a city in 1961.

Frederick
5 N. Kent St., Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-5770
http://co.frederick.va.us
Incorporated: Aug. 1, 1738
Parent counties: Orange, Augusta
Marriage records: start in 1773, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1852, Circuit Court
Land: 1743, Circuit Court
Probate: 1743, Circuit Court
Court: 1743, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1912, death records 1853-1896, 1912-1917, and military records 1796-1821, 1861-1865. Nine square miles of Frederick County annexed to city of Winchester. County government established in 1743.

Fredericksburg (Independent City)
815 Princess Anne St., Box 359, Fredericksburg, VA 22404
(540) 372-1066
http://www.fredericksburgva.gov
Incorporated: 1879
Parent county: Spotsylvania
Marriage records: start in 1850, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1782, Circuit Court
Probate: 1782, Circuit Court
Court: 1782, Circuit Court
Notes: Library of Virginia has birth and death records 1853-1896. Clerk of Circuit Court has marriage bond and tombstone inscription records 1781-1850. City established in 1728 and incorporated as a town in 1782.

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Galax (Independent City)
353 N. Main St., Suite 204, Galax, VA 24333
(276) 236-8731
http://www.galaxva.com
Incorporated: 1954
Parent counties: Carroll, Grayson
Notes: Galax, Va., is on the line between Grayson and Carroll counties; contact both counties for their records of Galax. Previously known as Bonaparte. Incorporated as a town in 1906 and incorporated as a city in 1954. Name changed to Galax in 1905. Established 1903.

Giles
501 Wenonah Ave, Box 502, Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921-1722
http://gilescounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 16, 1806
Parent counties: Montgomery; Monroe, WV; Tazewell; Wythe; Mercer, WV; Craig
Marriage records: start in 1806, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1806, Circuit Court
Probate: 1806, Circuit Court
Court: 1806, Circuit Court

Gilmer
Parent counties: Lewis, Kanawha
Notes: See West Virginia.

Gloucester
7400 Justice Dr., Suite 327, Gloucester, VA 23061
(804) 693-2502
http://co.gloucester.va.us
Incorporated: 1651
Parent county: York
Marriage records: start in 1853, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1865, Circuit Court
Land: 1733, Circuit Court
Probate: 1862, Circuit Court
Court: 1820, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records from 1863-1890, and military records from 1946-1976.

Goochland
2938 River Rd. W., Box 196, Goochland, VA 23063
(804) 556-5353
http://co.goochland.va.us
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1728
Parent county: Henrico
Marriage records: start in 1730, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1837, Circuit Court
Land: 1728, Circuit Court
Probate: 1728, Circuit Court
Court: 1728, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1852-1901, and military records 1861-1865.

Grayson
129 Davis St., Box 130, Independence, VA 24348
(276) 773-2231
http://www.graysoncountyva.com
Incorporated: Nov. 7, 1792
Parent counties: Wythe, Patrick
Marriage records: start in 1793, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1832, Circuit Court
Land: 1793, Circuit Court
Probate: 1796, Circuit Court
Court: 1793, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1870.

Greenbrier
Parent counties: Montgomery, Botetourt
Notes: See West Virginia.

Greene
40 Celt Rd., Box 358, Stanardsville, VA 22973
(434) 985-5201
http://www.gcva.us
Incorporated: Jan. 24, 1838
Parent county: Orange
Marriage records: start in 1838, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1838, Circuit Court
Land: 1838, Circuit Court
Probate: 1838, Circuit Court
Court: 1838, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records from 1853-1919, and death records from 1853-1917.

Greensville
Box 631, 337 S. Main St., Emporia, VA 23847
(434) 348-4215
http://www.greensvillecountyva.gov
Incorporated: Oct. 16, 1780
Parent counties: Brunswick, Sussex
Marriage records: start in 1781, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1781, Circuit Court
Probate: 1781, Circuit Court
Court: 1781, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1860.

Halifax
Box 729, Halifax, VA 24558
(804) 476-6221
http://www.halifaxcountyva.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1752
Parent county: Lunenburg
Marriage records: start in 1753, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1752, Circuit Court
Probate: 1753, Circuit Court
Court: 1752, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1871.

Hampshire
Incorporated: 1754
Notes: See West Virginia.

Hampton (Independent City)
22 Lincoln St., Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 726-6997
http://www.hampton.va.us
Incorporated: 1908
Parent county: Elizabeth City
Marriage records: start in ca. 1890, kept by Circuit Court
Land: ca. 1890, Circuit Court
Probate: ca. 1890, Circuit Court
Court: ca. 1890, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1680, and incorporated as a city in 1908. Merged with Elizabeth City and Phoebus in July 1952.

Hancock
Parent county: Brooke
Notes: See West Virginia.

Hanover
7507 Library Dr., Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 365-6120
http://co.hanover.va.us
Incorporated: Nov. 2, 1720
Parent county: New Kent
Marriage records: start in 1863, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1865, Circuit Court
Probate: 1785, Circuit Court
Court: 1873, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1879; court and land records 1733-1735, 1783-1792; and probate records 1733-1735.

Hardy
Parent county: Hampshire
Notes: See West Virginia.

Harrison
Parent counties: Monongalia, Ohio
Notes: See West Virginia.

Harrisonburg (Independent City)
53 Court Sq., Room 132, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 564-3130
http://www.harrisonburgva.gov
Incorporated: 1916
Parent county: Rockingham
Marriage records: start in 1778, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1778, Circuit Court
Probate: 1778, Circuit Court
Court: 1778, Circuit Court
Notes: City Clerk has birth and death records from 1862-1894. Established in 1780, incorporated as a town in 1849, and incorporated as a city in 1916. Many records dating before 1864 were destroyed in the Civil War.

Henrico
4301 E. Parham Rd., Box 27032, Richmond, VA 23273
(804) 501-4202
http://co.henrico.va.us
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Marriage records: start in 1781, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1650, Circuit Court
Probate: 1650, Circuit Court
Court: 1650, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1870.

Henry
3160 Kings Mountain Rd. Suite B, Martinsville, VA 24112
(276) 634-4880
http://www.henrycountyva.gov
Incorporated: Oct. 7, 1776
Parent county: Pittsylvania
Marriage records: start in 1778, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1909, Circuit Court
Land: 1777, Circuit Court
Probate: 1777, Circuit Court
Court: 1777, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1871.

Highland
Box 190, Main St., Monterey, VA 24465
(540) 468-2447
http://www.highlandcova.org
Incorporated: March 19, 1847
Parent counties: Bath, Pendleton
Marriage records: start in 1853, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1847, Circuit Court
Probate: 1859, Circuit Court
Court: 1847, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records from 1853-1878, and death records 1853-1868.

Hopewell (Independent City)
100 E. Broadway Ave., Room 251, Box 310, Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 541-2239
http://ci.hopewell.va.us
Incorporated: 1911
Parent county: Prince George
Marriage records: start in 1916, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1916, Circuit Court
Land: 1916, Circuit Court
Probate: 1916, Circuit Court
Court: 1916, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1613 and incorporated as a city in 1916. Known as Citypoint until 1913.

Illinois
Incorporated: 1778
Parent county: Augusta
Notes: Discontinued 1784, and became Northwest Territory.

Isle of Wight
17110 Monument Circle, Box 122, Isle of Wight, VA 23397
(757) 365-6244
http://co.isle-of-wight.va.us
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Marriage records: start in 1772, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1853, Circuit Court
Land: 1936, Circuit Court
Probate: 1662, Circuit Court
Court: 1693, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records from 1853-1900. Formerly Warrosquyoake. Name changed to Isle of Wight 1637.

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Jackson
Parent counties: Kanawha, Mason, Wood
Notes: See West Virginia.

James City
5201 Monticello Ave. Suite 6, Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 564-2242
http://www.jccegov.com
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Marriage records: start in 1865, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1865, Circuit Court
Land: 1854, Circuit Court
Probate: 1865, Circuit Court
Court: 1865, Circuit Court
Notes: All county court records prior to 1865 were lost.

Jefferson
Parent county: Berkeley
Notes: See West Virginia.

Kanawah
Incorporated: 1789
Parent counties: Greenbriar, Montgomery
Notes: See West Virginia.

Kentucky
Incorporated: 1776
Parent county: Fincastle
Notes: Discontinued 1780, and became Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln counties, Kentucky.

King and Queen
234 Allen’s Circle, Box 67, King and Queen, VA 23085
(804) 785-5984
http://www.kingandqueenco.net
Incorporated: April 16, 1691
Parent county: New Kent
Birth records: start in 1865, kept by Circuit Court
Marriage: 1867, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Death: 1865, Circuit Court
Land: 1719, Circuit Court
Probate: 1864, Circuit Court
Court: 1831, Circuit Court

King George
9483 Kings Hwy. #3, King George, VA 22485
(540) 775-3322
http://www.king-george.va.us
Incorporated: Nov. 2, 1720
Parent counties: Richmond, Westmoreland
Marriage records: start in 1786, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1811, Circuit Court
Land: 1721, Circuit Court
Probate: 1721, Circuit Court
Court: 1721, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1871-1917, and military records 1824-1860.

King William
Box 216, King William, VA 23086
(804) 769-4936
http://www.kingwilliamcounty.us
Incorporated: December 1701
Parent county: King and Queen
Marriage records: start in 1944, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1885, Circuit Court
Land: 1702, Circuit Court
Probate: 1885, Circuit Court
Court: 1702, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has military records 1917-1919 and 1945-1946. Fire in 1855 burned most records, some records to 1702 have been photocopied.

Lancaster
8311 Mary Ball Rd., Box 99, Lancaster, VA 22503
(804) 462-5611
http://www.lancova.com
Incorporated: 1651
Parent counties: Northumberland, York
Marriage records: start in 1715, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1652, Circuit Court
Probate: 1652, Circuit Court
Court: 1653, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1895, and death records 1853-1885.

Lee
Box 326, Main St., Jonesville, VA 24263
(276) 346-7763
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~valee
Incorporated: Oct. 25, 1792
Parent counties: Russell, Scott
Marriage records: start in 1830, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1832, Circuit Court
Land: 1793, Circuit Court
Probate: 1794, Circuit Court
Court: 1808, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records from 1853-1877.

Lewis
Parent counties: Harrison, Randolph
Notes: See West Virginia.

Lexington (Independent City)
2 S. Main St., Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-2232
http://www.ci.lexington.va.us
Incorporated: 1965
Parent county: Rockbridge
Marriage records: start in 1778, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1778, Circuit Court
Probate: 1778, Circuit Court
Court: 1778, Circuit Court
Notes: Rockbridge County Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1896, and military records 1861-1865. County seat of Rockbridge County. Established in 1778, incorporated as a town in 1874, and incorporated as a city in 1965.

Lincoln
Parent counties: Boone, Cabell, Kanawha
Notes: See West Virginia.

Logan
Parent counties: Cabell, Kanawha, Giles, Tazewell
Notes: See West Virginia.

Loudoun
Box 550, 18 E. Market St., Leesburg, VA 20178
(703) 777-0270
http://www.loudoun.gov
Incorporated: March 25, 1757
Parent county: Fairfax
Marriage records: start in 1760, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1757, Circuit Court
Probate: 1757, Circuit Court
Court: 1757, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1859, 1864-1866; death records 1853-1866; military records 1793-1827, 1811-1860, 1861-1865; and naturalization records 1908-1910.

Louisa
Box 37, Louisa, VA 23093
(540) 967-5312
http://www.louisa-county.com
Incorporated: May 6, 1742
Parent county: Hanover
Marriage records: start in 1766, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1844, Circuit Court
Land: 1742, Circuit Court
Probate: 1745, Circuit Court
Court: 1742, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1864-1871, death records 1864-1870, and military records for 1814 and 1861-1865.

Lower Norfolk
Incorporated: 1637
Parent county: New Norfolk
Notes: See Princess Anne and Norfolk counties. Abolished 1691 and divided between Princess Anne and Norfolk counties.

Lunenburg
11435 Courthouse Rd., Lunenburg, VA 23952
(434) 696-2230
http://lunenburgva.org
Incorporated: May 6, 1745
Parent county: Brunswick
Marriage records: start in 1746, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1842, Circuit Court
Land: 1746, Circuit Court
Probate: 1746, Circuit Court
Court: 1746, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1889, and death records 1853-1870.

Lynchburg (Independent City)
901 Court St., Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434) 455-6226
http://www.lynchburgva.gov
Incorporated: 1852
Parent county: Campbell
Marriage records: start in 1805, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1814, Circuit Court
Land: 1805, Circuit Court
Probate: 1809, Circuit Court
Court: 1805, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1868, and military records 1861-1865. Established in 1786, incorporated as a town in 1805, and incorporated as a city in 1852.

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Madison
100 Court Sq. Main St., Box 220, Madison, VA 22727
(540) 948-6888
http://www.madison-va.com
Incorporated: Dec. 4, 1792
Parent county: Culpeper
Marriage records: start in 1793, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1793, Circuit Court
Probate: 1793, Circuit Court
Court: 1793, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has military records for 1812 and 1861-1865.

Manassas (Independent City)
9311 Lee Ave., Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 792-6015
http://www.manassascity.org
Incorporated: 1975
Notes: Established in 1852, incorporated as a town in 1874, and incorporated as a city in 1975. County Seat of Prince William County. Clerk of Circuit Court has all records 1975 to the present.

Manassas Park (Independent City)
9311 Lee Ave., Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 792-6015
Incorporated: 1975
Parent county: Manassas City
Marriage records: start in 1975, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1975, Circuit Court
Land: 1975, Circuit Court
Probate: 1975, Circuit Court
Court: 1975, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1955, incorporated as a town in 1957, and as a city in 1975. Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park records are kept by Prince William County Clerk of Circuit Court.

Marion
Incorporated: 1842
Parent counties: Harrison, Monongalia
Notes: See West Virginia.

Marshall
Parent county: Ohio
Notes: See West Virginia.

Martinsville (Independent City)
55 W. Church St., Box 1206, Martinsville, VA 24114
(276) 403-5106
http://www.martinsville-va.gov
Incorporated: 1928
Parent county: Henry
Marriage records: start in 1942, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1942, Circuit Court
Land: 1942, Circuit Court
Probate: 1942, Circuit Court
Court: 1942, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1791, incorporated as a town in 1873, and incorporated as a city in 1928. County seat of Henry County.

Mason
Parent county: Kanawha
Notes: See West Virginia.

Mathews
Box 463, Mathews, VA 23109
(804) 725-2550
http://co.mathews.va.us
Incorporated: May 1, 1791
Parent county: Gloucester
Marriage records: start in 1827, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1805, Circuit Court
Land: 1814, Circuit Court
Probate: 1865, Circuit Court
Court: 1795, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1865-1896.

McDowell
Parent county: Tazewell
Notes: See West Virginia.

Mecklenburg
1294 Jefferson St., Box 530, Boydton, VA 23917
(434) 738-6191 ext. 4222
http://www.mecklenburgva.com
Incorporated: May 26, 1764
Parent county: Lunenburg
Marriage records: start in 1765, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1765, Circuit Court
Probate: 1765, Circuit Court
Court: 1765, Circuit Court

Mercer
Incorporated: 1837
Parent counties: Giles, Tazewell
Notes: See West Virginia.

Middlesex
Rts. 17 and 33, Box 158, Saluda, VA 23149
(804) 758-5317
http://www.co.middlesex.va.us
Incorporated: September 1669
Parent county: Lancaster
Marriage records: start in 1740, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1825, Circuit Court
Land: 1673, Circuit Court
Probate: 1673, Circuit Court
Court: 1673, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1754-1763, 1853-1896; death records 1758-1763, 1853-1896; marriage records 1663-1719; and military records 1861-1865, 1917-1960.

Monongalia
Parent county: District of West Augusta
Notes: See West Virginia.

Monroe
Parent counties: Greenbriar, Botetourt
Notes: See West Virginia.

Montgomery
1 E. Main St. Suite B-5, Box 6309, Christiansburg, VA 24068
(540) 382-5760
http://www.montva.com
Incorporated: Oct. 7, 1776
Parent counties: Fincastle, Botetourt, Pulaski
Marriage records: start in 1777, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1773, Circuit Court
Probate: 1773, Circuit Court
Court: 1773, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records from 1853-1868, and military records 1818-1839.

Morgan
Parent counties: Berkeley, Hampshire
Notes: See West Virginia.

Nansemond
Incorporated: 1637
Parent county: New Norfolk
Notes: See Suffolk City. Formerly Upper Norfolk County. Name changed to Nansemond County in 1646. Became an independent city in 1972. Nansemond City absorbed by Suffolk City Jan. 1, 1974.

Nelson
84 Courthouse Sq., Box 10, Lovingston, VA 22949
(434) 263-7020
http://nelsoncounty.com
Incorporated: Dec. 25, 1807
Parent county: Amherst
Marriage records: start in 1808, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1808, Circuit Court
Probate: 1808, Circuit Court
Court: 1808, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1872.

New Kent
12001 Courthouse Circle, Box 98, New Kent, VA 23124
(804) 966-9520
http://co.new-kent.va.us
Incorporated: Nov. 20, 1654
Parent county: York
Marriage records: start in 1858, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1823, Circuit Court
Land: 1864, Circuit Court
Probate: 1863, Circuit Court
Court: 1865, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1865-1888, court records 1823-1824, and military records 1917-1918, 1941-1977.

New Norfolk
Incorporated: 1636
Parent county: Elizabeth City
Notes: Abolished 1637. Divided to Upper Norfolk (now Suffolk) and Lower Norfolk (now Chesapeake).

Newport News (Independent City)
2500 Washington Ave., Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 926-8561
http://www.nngov.com
Incorporated: 1896
Parent county: Warwick
Marriage records: start in 1959, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1846, Circuit Court
Probate: 1922, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has marriage records 1890-1895. Established in 1880 and incorporated as a city in 1896. Part of Warwick County until 1896 and from 1952-1958. Enlarged due to the addition of Warwick July 1, 1958.

Nicholas
Incorporated: 1818
Parent counties: Greenbriar, Kanawha, Randolph
Notes: See West Virginia.

Norfolk
Incorporated: 1691
Parent county: Lower Norfolk
Notes: Consolidated with city of South Norfolk to create Chesapeake City Jan. 1, 1963. Records kept by Chesapeake City Clerk of Circuit Court. Norfolk County extinct.

Norfolk (Independent City)
100 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 664-4380
http://www.norfolk.gov
Incorporated: 1680
Parent county: Norfolk
Marriage records: start in 1797, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1833, Circuit Court
Land: 1784, Circuit Court
Probate: 1784, Circuit Court
Court: 1761, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1792-1896, and death records 1853-1871, 1892-1897. Incorporated as a borough in 1736, incorporated as a city in 1845, and annexed town of Berkeley in 1906.

Northampton
522 The Hornes, Box 36, Eastville, VA 23347
(757) 678-0465
http://co.northampton.va.us
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Marriage records: start in 1706, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1632, Circuit Court
Probate: 1632, Circuit Court
Court: 1632, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1870. Formerly Accomac County. Name changed to Northampton 1643.

Northumberland
39 Judicial Place, Box 217, Heathsville, VA 22473
(804) 580-3700
http://co.northumberland.va.us
Incorporated: Oct. 12, 1648
Parent county: Indian District of Chickacoan
Marriage records: start in 1735, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1805, Circuit Court
Land: 1650, Circuit Court
Probate: 1652, Circuit Court
Court: 1650, Circuit Court
Notes: Some records were lost during a fire in October 1710.

Norton (Independent City)
Box 1248, Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-6111,
Incorporated: 1954
Parent county: Wise
Notes: All records are with Wise County Clerk of Circuit Court. Established in 1787 and incorporated as a town in 1894.

Nottoway
328 W. Courthouse Rd., Box 25, Nottoway, VA 23955
(434) 645-9043
http://www.nottoway.org
Incorporated: Dec. 22, 1788
Parent county: Amelia
Marriage records: start in 1865, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1832, Circuit Court
Land: 1789, Circuit Court
Probate: 1789, Circuit Court
Court: 1793, Circuit Court
Notes: Some records were destroyed during the Civil War.

Ohio
Parent county: Augusta
Notes: See West Virginia.

Orange
110 N. Madison Rd., Box 230, Orange, VA 22960
(540) 672-4030
http://www.orangecova.com
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1734
Parent county: Spotsylvania
Marriage records: start in 1756, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1868, Circuit Court
Land: 1734, Circuit Court
Probate: 1734, Circuit Court
Court: 1736, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records from 1751-1778, 1886-1895.

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Page
116 S. Court St. Suite A, Luray, VA 22835
(540) 743-4064
http://www.pagecounty.virginia.gov
Incorporated: March 30, 1831
Parent counties: Rockingham, Shenandoah
Marriage records: start in 1831, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1831, Circuit Court
Probate: 1831, Circuit Court
Court: 1831, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1865-1872, death records 1864-1872, and military records 1917-1918.

Patrick
Box 148, Stuart, VA 24171
(276) 694-7213
http://co.patrick.va.us
Incorporated: Nov. 26, 1790
Parent county: Henry
Marriage records: start in 1791, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1832, Circuit Court
Land: 1791, Circuit Court
Probate: 1791, Circuit Court
Court: 1791, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1896, death records 1853-1870, and military records 1861-1865, 1917-1919, 1945-1970.

Pendleton
Parent counties: Hardy, Augusta, Rockingham
Notes: See West Virginia.

Petersburg (Independent City)
7 Courthouse Ave., Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-2367
http://www.petersburg-va.org
Incorporated: March 16, 1850
Parent counties: Dinwiddie, Prince George, Chesterfield
Marriage records: start in 1784, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1784, Circuit Court
Probate: 1784, Circuit Court
Court: 1784, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896. Established in 1748, incorporated as a town in 1785, and incorporated as a city in 1850. Portions of Prince George and Dinwiddie counties were added in 1972.

Pittsylvania
Drawer 31, 3 N. Main St., Chatham, VA 24531
(434) 432-7887
http://www.pittgov.org
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1766
Parent county: Halifax
Marriage records: start in 1767, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1767, Circuit Court
Probate: 1767, Circuit Court
Court: 1767, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896.

Pleasants
Parent counties: Ritchie, Tyler, Wood
Notes: See West Virginia.

Pocahontas
Parent counties: Pendleton, Randolph, Greenbrier, Bath
Notes: See West Virginia.

Poquoson (Independent City)
Box 262, Grafton, VA 23690
(757) 890-3508
http://ci.poquoson.va.us
Incorporated: 1976
Parent county: York
Marriage records: start in 1976, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1976, Circuit Court
Land: 1976, Circuit Court
Probate: 1976, Circuit Court
Notes: York County Clerk of Circuit Court has all Poquoson records. Established ca. 1888, incorporated as a town in 1952, and incorporated as a city in 1976.

Portsmouth (Independent City)
601 Crawford Pkwy., Box 1217, Portsmouth, VA 23705
(757) 393-8671
http:// www.portsmouthva.gov
Incorporated: 1858
Parent county: Norfolk
Marriage records: start in 1858, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1866, Circuit Court
Land: 1858, Circuit Court
Probate: 1858, Circuit Court
Court: 1858, Circuit Court
Notes: Library of Virginia has birth and death records from 1853-1896. Established in 1752, incorporated as a town in 1836, and incorporated as a city in 1858. Territory taken from Norfolk County and annexed to Portsmouth in 1848, 1960 and 1968.

Powhatan
3880 Old Buckingham Rd. Suite C, Box 37, Powhatan, VA 23139
(804) 598-5660
http://www.powhatanva.com
Incorporated: May 5, 1777
Parent counties: Chesterfield, Cumberland
Marriage records: start in 1777, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1809, Circuit Court
Land: 1777, Circuit Court
Probate: 1777, Circuit Court
Court: 1777, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1871.

Preston
Parent counties: Monongalia, Randolph
Notes: See West Virginia.
Prince Edward
Box 304, Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 392-5145
http://co.prince-edward.va.us
Incorporated: February 1753
Parent county: Amelia
Marriage records: start in 1754, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1754, Circuit Court
Land: 1754, Circuit Court
Probate: 1754, Circuit Court
Court: 1754, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1896, death records 1853-1868, military records 1861-1865, and naturalization records 1901-1925.

Prince George
6601 Courts Dr., Box 98, Prince George, VA 23875
(804) 733-2640
http://www.princegeorgeva.org
Incorporated: December 1702
Parent county: Charles City
Marriage records: start in 1865, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1836, Circuit Court
Land: 1710, Circuit Court
Probate: 1713, Circuit Court
Court: 1714, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1865-1904, and military records 1861-1865.

Prince William
9311 Lee Ave., Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 792-6015
http://www.co.prince-william.va.us
Incorporated: February 1730
Parent counties: King George, Stafford
Marriage records: start in 1859, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1823, Circuit Court
Land: 1731, Circuit Court
Probate: 1734, Circuit Court
Court: 1752, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1864-1870.

Princess Anne
Incorporated: 1691
Parent county: Lower Norfolk
Notes: See Virginia Beach. Now part of Independent City of Virginia Beach, consolidated 1963.

Pulaski
45 Third St. N.W., Suite 101, Pulaski, VA 24301
(540) 980-7825
http://www.pulaskicounty.org
Incorporated: March 30, 1839
Parent counties: Montgomery, Wythe
Marriage records: start in 1839, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1839, Circuit Court
Land: 1839, Circuit Court
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court
Court: 1839, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1870, and military records 1917-1918.

Putnam
Parent counties: Kanawha, Mason, Cabell
Notes: See West Virginia.

Radford (Independent City)
619 Second St., West Radford, VA 24141
(540) 731-3610
http://radford.va.us
Incorporated: 1887
Parent county: Montgomery
Marriage records: kept by 1892, start in Radford Clerk of Circuit Court
Divorce: 1892, Radford Clerk of Circuit Court
Court: 1892, Radford Clerk of Circuit Court
Land: 1892, Radford Clerk of Circuit Court
Probate: 1892, Radford Clerk of Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1885, incorporated as a town in 1887, and incorporated as a city in 1892. Previously named Central City; name changed to Radford in 1890.

Raleigh
Incorporated: 1850
Parent county: Fayette
Notes: See West Virginia.

Randolph
Incorporated: 1787
Parent county: Harrison
Notes: See West Virginia.

Rappahannock
238 Gay St., Box 517, Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-5350
http://www.rappahannockcountyva.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 8, 1833
Parent county: Culpeper
Marriage records: start in 1833, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1833, Circuit Court
Land: 1833, Circuit Court
Probate: 1833, Circuit Court
Court: 1833, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1870, and death records 1853-1891.

Rappahannock, Old
Incorporated: 1656
Parent county: Lancaster
Notes: See Essex and Richmond counties. Abolished 1662. Split into Essex and Richmond counties.

Richmond
400 N. Ninth St., John Marshall Courts Building, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 646-6505
http://co.richmond.va.us
Incorporated: April 16, 1692
Parent county: Rappahannock, old
Marriage records: start in 1824, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1815, Circuit Court
Land: 1692, Circuit Court
Probate: 1699, Circuit Court
Court: 1692, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1895, 1912-1914; death records 1853-1895, 1912-1917; and marriage records 1709-1716.

Richmond (Independent City)
400 N. Ninth St., John Marshall Courts Bldg., Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 780-7970
http://www.richmondgov.com
Incorporated: 1782
Parent county: Henrico
Marriage records: start in 1797, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1815, Circuit Court
Land: 1782, Circuit Court
Probate: 1782, Circuit Court
Court: 1692, Circuit Court
Court: 1782, Clerk of Civil Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1870-1954. John Marshall Courts Building has city records. Established in 1742, incorporated as a town in 1782, and as a city in 1842. Richmond Circuit Court has two locations: John Marshall Courts Building 400 N. Ninth St., Richmond VA 23219, (804) 646-6505 and Manchester Courthouse, 10th and Hull Sts., Richmond VA 23224
(804) 646-8470.

Ritchie
Parent counties: Harrison, Lewis, Wood
Notes: See West Virginia.

Roane
Parent counties: Kanawha, Jackson, Gilmer
Notes: See West Virginia.

Roanoke
305 E. Main St., Box 1126, Salem, VA 24153
(540) 387-6205
http://www.roanokecountyva.gov
Incorporated: March 30, 1838
Parent counties: Botetourt, Montgomery
Marriage records: start in 1838, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1838, Circuit Court
Land: 1838, Circuit Court
Probate: 1838, Circuit Court
Court: 1838, Circuit Court

Roanoke (Independent City)
315 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 853-6702
http://www.roanokeva.gov
Incorporated: 1884
Parent county: Roanoke
Marriage records: start in 1884, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1884, Circuit Court
Land: 1884, Circuit Court
Probate: 1884, Circuit Court
Court: 1884, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Courts has birth records 1886-1896. Established in 1852, incorporated as a town in 1874, and as a city in 1884. Previous name was Big Lick.

Rockbridge
20 S. Randolph St., Suite 101, Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-2232
http://co.rockbridge.va.us
Incorporated: Oct. 20, 1778
Parent county: Augusta, Botetourt
Marriage records: start in 1778, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1778, Circuit Court
Probate: 1778, Circuit Court
Court: 1778, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1896, death records 1853-1870, and military records 1861-1865.

Rockingham
Rockingham County Courthouse Courthouse Sq., Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 564-3111
http://www.rockinghamcountyva.gov
Incorporated: October 1778
Parent county: Augusta
Marriage records: start in 1778, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1778, Circuit Court
Probate: 1789, Circuit Court
Court: 1778, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1791-1795, 1862-1894; and death records 1862-1894; and military records 1861-1865, 1917-1919. Some records were burned in 1864 and 1787.

Russell
53 E. Main St., Box 435, Lebanon, VA 24266
(276) 889-8023
http://www.russellcountyva.us
Incorporated: October 1786
Parent county: Washington
Marriage records: starts in 1853, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1786, Circuit Court
Probate: 1803, Circuit Court
Court: 1786, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1866, and military records 1917-1918, 1945.

Salem (Independent City)
2 E. Calhoun St., Salem, VA 24153
(540) 375-3067
http://ci.salem.va.us
Incorporated: 1968
Parent county: Roanoke
Marriage records: start in 1968, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1968, Circuit Court
Land: 1968, Circuit Court
Probate: 1968, Circuit Court
Court: 1968, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1806, incorporated as a town in 1836, and incorporated as a city in 1968. County seat of Roanoke County.

Scott
202 W. Jackson St. Suite 102, Gate City, VA 24251
(276) 386-3801
http://www.scottcountyva.com
Incorporated: Nov. 24, 1814
Parent counties: Lee, Russell, Washington
Marriage records: start in 1815, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1815, Circuit Court
Probate: 1815, Circuit Court
Court: 1815, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1870, 1874-1895; death records from 1853-1870; and military records 1830-1850, 1917-1918.

Shenandoah
112 S. Main St., Box 406, Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-6150
http://www.shenandoahcountyva.us
Incorporated: March 24, 1772
Parent county: Frederick
Marriage records: start in 1772, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1772, Circuit Court
Probate: 1772, Circuit Court
Court: 1772, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1871, and military records 1861-1865. Formerly Dunmore County. Name changed to Shenandoah Feb. 1, 1778.

Smyth
109 W. Main St. Room 144, Marion, VA 24354
(276) 782-4044
http://www.smythcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 23, 1832
Parent counties: Washington, Wythe
Marriage records: 1832, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1833, Circuit Court
Land: 1832, Circuit Court
Probate: 1832, Circuit Court
Court: 1832, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1857-1896, and military records 1917-1918, 1940-1980.

Southampton
22350 Main St., Box 190, Courtland, VA 23837
(757) 653-2200
http://www.southamptoncounty.org
Incorporated: April 30, 1749
Parent counties: Isle of Wight, Nansemond
Marriage records: start in 1750, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1859, Circuit Court
Land: 1749, Circuit Court
Probate: 1749, Circuit Court
Court: 1749, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1872, court records for 1708, death records 1853-1870, and naturalization records 1867-1912.

Spotsylvania
9115 Courthouse Rd., Box 96, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
(540) 582-7090
http://www.spotsylvania.va.us
Incorporated: Nov. 2, 1720
Parent counties: Essex, King and Queen, King William
Marriage records: start in 1795, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1722, Circuit Court
Probate: 1722, Circuit Court
Court: 1722, Circuit Court

Stafford
1300 Courthouse Rd., Box 69, Stafford, VA 22554
(540) 658-8750
http://co.stafford.va.us
Incorporated: June 5, 1666
Parent county: Westmoreland
Marriage records: start in 1854, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1699, Circuit Court
Probate: 1699, Circuit Court
Court: 1664, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1873, land records for 1680, and military records 1861-1865, 1917-1918.

Staunton (Independent City)
113 E. Beverley St., Box 1286 Staunton, VA 24402
(540) 332-3874
http://www.staunton.va.us
Incorporated: January 1871
Parent county: Augusta
Marriage records: start in 1802, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1848, Circuit Court
Land: 1802, Circuit Court
Probate: 1802, Circuit Court
Court: 1802, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records from 1854-1896, and death records from 1853-1892. Established in 1761, incorporated as a town in 1801, and incorporated as a city in 1871.

Suffolk (Independent City)
Mills E. Godwin Jr. Courts Bldg., 150 N. Main St., Box 1604, Suffolk, VA 23439
(757) 923-2251
http://www.suffolk.va.us
Incorporated: 1910
Parent county: Nansemond
Marriage records: start in 1866, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1866, Circuit Court
Land: 1866, Circuit Court
Probate: 1866, Circuit Court
Court: 1866, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1742, incorporated as a town in 1808, and as a city in 1910. Nansemond County and Suffolk City merged Jan. 1, 1974.

Surry
28 Colonial Trail E., Surry, VA 23883
(757) 294-3161
http://www.surrycountyva.gov
Incorporated: 1652
Parent county: James City
Marriage records: start in 1768, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1652, Circuit Court
Probate: 1652, Circuit Court
Court: 1671, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records from 1853-1896, and military records 1840-1861, 1917-1918, 1946-1950.

Sussex
15088 Courthouse Rd. Rt. 735, Box 1337, Sussex, VA 23884
(434) 246-5511
http://sussexcounty.govoffice.com
Incorporated: February 1753
Parent county: Surry
Marriage records: start in 1754, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1754, Circuit Court
Probate: 1754, Circuit Court
Court: 1754, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1869.

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Taylor
Parent counties: Harrison, Barbour, Marion
Notes: See West Virginia.

Tazewell
101 Main St., Box 968, Tazewell, VA 24651
(276) 988-1222
http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit/Tazewell/genealogy.html
Incorporated: Dec. 17, 1799
Parent counties: Russell, Wythe
Marriage records: start in 1800, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1832, Circuit Court
Land: 1800, Circuit Court
Probate: 1800, Circuit Court
Court: 1800, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1870, death records 1853-1871, and military records 1915-1918, 1941, 1944.

Tucker
Parent county: Randolph
Notes: See West Virginia.

Tyler
Parent county: Ohio
Notes: See West Virginia.

Upper Norfolk
Incorporated: 1637
Parent county: New Norfolk
Notes: See Nansemond County. Name changed to Nansemond 1646.

Upshur
Parent counties: Randolph, Barbour, Lewis
Notes: See West Virginia.

Virginia Beach (Independent City)
2425 Nimmo Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 385-4181
http://www.vbgov.com
Incorporated: Jan. 1, 1963
Parent county: Princess Anne
Divorce records: start in 1814, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1691, Circuit Court
Probate: 1691, Circuit Court
Court: 1691, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1864-1894. Marriage records 1822-1852 were destroyed in fire. Incorporated as a town in 1906, and as a city in 1952. Merged with Princess Anne County in 1963. Records before 1963 are for Princess Anne County.

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Warren
1 E. Main St., Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-2435
http://www.warrencountyva.net
Incorporated: March 9, 1836
Parent counties: Frederick, Shenandoah
Marriage records: start in 1836, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1836, Circuit Court
Land: 1836, Circuit Court
Probate: 1836, Circuit Court
Court: 1836, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1917, death records 1853-1874, and military records 1861-1865.

Warrosquoyake
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Notes: See Isle of Wight County. Name changed to Isle of Wight 1637.

Warwick
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Notes: See Newport News, Independent City. Formerly Warwick River. Name changed to Warwick 1643. Incorporated as an independent city 1952. Merged with Newport News July 1, 1958.

Warwick River
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Notes: Name changed to Warwick 1643, merged with Newport News July 1, 1958.

Washington
189 E. Main St., Box 289, Abingdon, VA 24212
(276) 676-6224
http://www.washcova.com
Incorporated: Oct. 7, 1776
Parent counties: Fincastle, Montgomery (1777)
Marriage records: start in 1785, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1830, Circuit Court
Land: 1778, Circuit Court
Probate: 1777, Circuit Court
Court: 1777, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1892, and military records 1861-1865.

Wayne
Parent county: Cabell
Notes: See West Virginia.

Waynesboro (Ind. City)
250 S. Wayne Ave., Box 910, Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 942-6616
http://www.waynesboro.va.us
Incorporated: February 1948
Parent county: Augusta
Marriage records: start in 1948, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1948, Circuit Court
Land: 1948, Circuit Court
Probate: 1948, Circuit Court
Court: 1948, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1801, incorporated as a town in 1834, and consolidated with Basic City in 1923.

Webster
Parent counties: Braxton, Nicholas, Randolph
Notes: See West Virginia.

Westmoreland
Box 307, Montross, VA 22520
(804) 493-0108
http://www.westmoreland-county.org
Incorporated: July 5, 1653
Parent county: Northumberland
Marriage records: start in 1772, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1851, Circuit Court
Land: 1653, Circuit Court
Probate: 1653, Circuit Court
Court: 1653, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1858-1895, and death records 1857-1861, 1864-1877, 1881-1889.

Wetzel
Parent county: Tyler
Notes: See West Virginia.

Williamsburg (Independent City)
5201 Monticello Ave. Suite 6, Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 564-2242
http://www.williamsburgva.gov
Incorporated: 1884
Parent counties: James City, York
Marriage records: start in 1854, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1865, Circuit Court
Land: 1865, Circuit Court
Probate: 1858, Circuit Court
Court: 1865, Circuit Court
Notes: Established in 1633 as Middle Plantation, renamed Williamsburg in 1699, incorporated as a borough in 1772, and as a city in 1884. County seat of James City County. Clerk of Circuit has jurisdiction over Williamsburg and James City County.

Winchester (Independent City)
5 N. Kent St., Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-5770
http://www.winchesterva.gov
Incorporated: 1874
Parent county: Frederick
Marriage records: start in 1790, kept by City Clerk
Land: 1789, City Clerk
Probate: 1794, City Clerk
Court: 1856, City Clerk
Notes: City Clerk has birth records 1865-1891, and death records 1871-1891. Established in 1752, incorporated as a town in 1779, and incorporated as a city in 1874.

Wirt
Parent counties: Wood, Jackson
Notes: See West Virginia.

Wise
206 E. Main St., Box 1248, Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-6111
http://www.wisecounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1856
Parent counties: Lee, Russell, Scott
Marriage records: 1856, Circuit Court
Divorce: 1856, Circuit Court
Probate: 1856, Circuit Court
Land: 1856, Circuit Court
Court: 1856, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1856-1866, and death records 1856-1894.

Wood
Parent counties: Harrison, Kanawha
Notes: See West Virginia.

Wyoming
Parent county: Logan
Notes: See West Virginia.

Wythe
Circuit Court Bldg., 225 S. Fourth St. Room 105, Wytheville, VA 24382
(276) 223-6050
http://www.wytheco.org
Incorporated: Dec. 1, 1789
Parent county: Montgomery
Marriage records: start in 1790, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1790, Circuit Court
Probate: 1790, Circuit Court
Court: 1795, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1872, and death records 1853-1870.

Yohogania
Incorporated: 1776
Parent county: West Augusta District
Notes: Discontinued and ceded to Pennsylvania 1780 as Westmoreland County.

York
300 Ballard St., Box 371, Yorktown, VA 23690
(757) 890-3350
http://www.yorkcounty.gov
Incorporated: 1634
Parent county: Original shire
Marriage records: start in 1772, kept by Circuit Court
Divorce: 1831, Circuit Court
Land: 1633, Circuit Court
Probate: 1633, Circuit Court
Court: 1633, Circuit Court
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has birth and death records 1856-1858, and military records 1943-1956. Formerly Charles River County. Name changed to York 1643.
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