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  • Rappahannock County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 5, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Culpeper County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1833
    County Seat:  Washington, Virginia

    County history - Rappahannock County is named for the Rappahannock River, which makes up the northern border of the county.

    Rappahannock Courthouse
    GHLL Rappahannock County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Rappahannock County, VA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Rappahannock County Historical Society / Washington, VA)
    6. US/VAGenWeb site - Rappahannock County Archives
    7. US/VAGenWeb - Rappahannock County Genealogy & History
    8. Rappahannock County Vital Records - Rappahannock County Clerk, P.O. Box 116, Washington, VA 22747-0116.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Warren County (northwest), Fauquier County (northeast), Culpeper County
             (southeast), Madison County (southwest), Page County (west).



  • Richmond County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of (Old - now extinct and not the current) Rappahannock County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1692
    County Seat:  Warsaw, Virginia

    County history - Richmond County is named honoring either for Richmond borough in Surrey, England, or the late-seventeenth-century Duke of Richmond, Charles Lennox, the illegitimate son of King Charles II of England and a Breton noblewoman called Louise de K!"rouaille.
             It should not to be confused with the city of Richmond, which is in Henrico County.

    Richmond Courthouse
    1. Richmond County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Richmond County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Richmond County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Richmond County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Richmond County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Richmond County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Richmond County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Richmond County Vital Records - Richmond County Clerk, Court Street, Warsaw, VA 22572.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Roanoke County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 2, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Botetourt [1838] and Montgomery [1845] Counties
    Established:  xx-xxx-1838
    County Seat:  Salem, Virginia

    County history - Roanoke County is named for the Roanoke River. Also, Click here for more information regarding the county seat.

    Roanoke Courthouse
    1. Roanoke County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Roanoke County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Society/Museum/Assn - (History Museum of Western Virginia (Roanoke, VA)
    4. Roanoke County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Roanoke County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Roanoke County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Roanoke County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. County of Roanoke Vital Records - Roanoke County Clerk, P.O. Box 1126, Salem, VA 24153-1126.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.

    9. The Lost Colony - 1588


  • Rockbridge County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 31, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Augusta and Botetourt Counties.
    Established:  xx-Oct-1777
    County Seat:  Lexington, Virginia

    County history - Rockbridge County is named for the Natural Bridge, known by locals as Natty B, is a geological formation in which Cedar Creek (a small tributary of the James River) has carved out a gorge in the mountainous limestone terrain, forming an arch 215 ft (66 m) high with a span of 90 ft (27 m). It consists of horizontal limestone strata, and is the remains of the roof of a cave or tunnel through which the creek once flowed. Natural Bridge has been designated a Virginia Historical Landmark and a National Historical Landmark.


    Rockbridge Courthouse
    1. Rockbridge County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Rockbridge County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Rockbridge County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Rockbridge County Historical Society / Lexington, VA)
    4. Rockbridge County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Rockbridge County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Rockbridge County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Rockbridge County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Rockbridge County Vital Records - Rockbridge County Clerk, Courthouse Square, Lexington, VA 24450.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Rockingham County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 31, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Augusta County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1778
    County Seat:  Harrisonburg, Virginia

    County history - Rockingham County is named in honor of Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, (13 May 1730 - 1 July 1782), was a British Whig statesman, most notable for his two terms as Prime Minister of Great Britain. He became the patron of many Whigs and served as a leading Whig grandee. He served in only two high offices during his lifetime (Prime Minister and Leader of the House of Lords), but was nonetheless very influential during his one and a half years of service.

    Rockingham Courthouse
    1. Rockingham County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Rockingham County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Rockingham County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society / Dayton, VA)
    4. Rockingham County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Rockingham County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Rockingham County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Rockingham County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Rockingham County Vital Records - Rockingham County Clerk, Circuit Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Russell County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington County.
    Established:  02-Jan-1786
    County Seat:  Lebanon, Virginia

    County history - Russell County is named in honor of General William Russell (1735  January 14, 1793) was an American Revolutionary War officer and a prominent early settler of southwestern Virginia.

    Russell Courthouse
    1. Russell County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Russell County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Russell County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Russell County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 313
          Honaker, VA 24260

    4. Russell County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Russell County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Russell County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Russell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Russell County Vital Records - Russell County Clerk, P.O. Box 435, Lebanon, VA 24266.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Scott County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington, Lee, and Russell Counties.
    Established:  24-Nov-1814
    County Seat:  Gate City Virginia

    County history - Scott County is named in honor of Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 - May 29, 1866) who was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852. Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army," he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history and many historians rate him the ablest American commander of his time.

    Scott Courthouse
    1. Scott County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Scott County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Scott County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Scott County Genealogical Society / Gate City, VA)
    4. Scott County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Scott County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Scott County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Scott County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Scott County Vital Records - Scott County Clerk, P.O. Box 665, Gate City, VA 24251-0665.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.

    9. Scott County - Citizens seeking to compile list of every surname in the county since inception
    10. Scott County - Faces and Places, a photo project


  • Shenandoah County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Frederick and Augusta Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1772
    County Seat:  Woodstock, Virginia

    County history - Shenandoah County originally named Dunmore County for Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore. In 1778 the name was changed to Shenandoah, after the Shenandoah River, which is a tributary of the Potomac River, approximately 150 mi (241 km) long, in the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia. The principal tributary of the Potomac, the river and its tributaries drain the central and lower Shenandoah Valley and the Page Valley in the Appalachians on the west side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in northwestern Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.


    Shenandoah Courthouse
    GHLL Shenandoah County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Shenandoah County, VA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Shenandoah County Historical Society / Edinburg, VA)
    6. US/VAGenWeb site - Shenandoah County Archives
    7. US/VAGenWeb - Shenandoah County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Shenandoah County Clerk, P.O. Box 406, Woodstock, VA 22664-0406.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


    Census Information:
        1820 Census (T) - Federal Census, Shenandoah County (Text: 9 pages).


  • Smyth County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wythe and Washington counties.
    Established:  23-Feb-1832
    County Seat:  Marion, Virginia

    County history - Smyth County is named in honor of Alexander Smyth (1765 - April 17, 1830) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician from Virginia, who served in the United States House of Representatives and as a general during the War of 1812.

    Smyth Courthouse
    1. Smyth County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Smyth County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Smyth County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
         Smyth County Historical and Museum Society
         105 East Strother Street (museum) / 109 West Strother Street (historical society)
         P.O. Box 710, Marion, VA 24354

    4. Smyth County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Smyth County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Smyth County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Smyth County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Smyth County Vital Records - Smyth County Clerk, P.O. Box 1025, Marion, VA 24354-1025.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Southampton County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Isle of Wight County west of the Blackwater River became Southampton County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1749
    County Seat:  Courtland, Virginia

    County history - Southampton County is named in honor of Southampton, England or Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, one of the founders of the Virginia Company and a supporter of colonization in North America.

    Southampton Courthouse
    1. Southampton County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Southampton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Southampton County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Southampton County Historical Society / Courtland, VA)
    4. Southampton County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Southampton County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Southampton County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Southampton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Southampton County Vital Records - Southampton County Clerk, Courthouse, Courtland, VA 23837.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.

      Census Information:
    9. 1820 Census (T) - Federal Census, Southampton County (Text: 2 pages).
    10. 1830 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Southampton County (Index: 1 page / Text: 5 pages).


  • Spotsylvania County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Essex, King & Queen and King William Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1721
    County Seat:  Spotsylvania, Virginia

    County history - Spotsylvania County is named in honor of Alexander Spotswood (c. 1676 - 6 June 1740), a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army and a noted Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. He is noted in Virginia and American history for a number of his projects as Governor, including his exploring beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains, his establishing what was perhaps the first colonial iron works, and his negotiating the Treaty of Albany with the Iroquois Nations of New York.


    Spotsylvania Courthouse
    1. Spotsylvania County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Spotsylvania County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Spotsylvania County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Spotsylvania County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Spotsylvania County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Spotsylvania County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Spotsylvania County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Spotsylvania County Vital Records - Spotsylvania County Clerk, P.O. Box 99, Spotsylvania, VA 22553-0099.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Stafford County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Westmoreland, Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William, and the City of Alexandria.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1664
    County Seat:  Stafford, Virginia

    County history - Stafford County is named for Stafford, England is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands region of England. Stafford means 'ford' by a 'staithe' (landing place).

    Stafford Courthouse
    1. Stafford County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Stafford County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Stafford County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Stafford County Historical Society / Stafford, VA)
    4. Stafford County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Stafford County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Stafford County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Stafford County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Stafford County Vital Records - Stafford County Clerk, P.O. Box 339, Stafford, VA 22554-0339.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Surry County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of James City County in the Royal Colony of Virginia south of the James River.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1652
    County Seat:  Surry, Virginia

    County history - Surry County is named for Surrey county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties.

    Surry Courthouse
    1. Surry County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Surry County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Surry County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Surry County Historical Society & Museum / Surry, VA)
    4. Surry County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Surry County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Surry County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Surry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Surry County Vital Records - Surry County Clerk, P.O. Box 65, Surry, VA 23883-0065.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.

      Census Information:
    9. 1780 Census (T) - Federal Census Surry County (Text: Townships of - Blackwater, Cobham & Guilford).


  • Sussex County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Surry County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1754
    County Seat:  Sussex, Virginia

    County history - Sussex County is named in honor of Sussex, England, is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex.

    Sussex Courthouse
    1. Sussex County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Sussex County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Sussex County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Sussex County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Sussex County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Sussex County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Sussex County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Sussex County Vital Records - Sussex County Clerk, P.O. Box 1337, Sussex, VA 23884-0337.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Tazewell County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wythe and Russell Counties.
    Established:  20-Dec-1799
    County Seat:  Tazewell, Virginia

    County history - Tazewell County is named in honor of Henry Tazewell (November 27, 1753 - January 24, 1799), who was an American politician who was instrumental in the early government of the U.S. state of Virginia. He was born in Brunswick County, Virginia. He served as the President pro tempore of the United States Senate in 1795.

    Tazewell Courthouse
    1. Tazewell County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Tazewell County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Tazewell County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Tazewell County Historical Society / Tazewell, VA)
    4. Tazewell County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Tazewell County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Tazewell County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tazewell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tazewell County Vital Records - Tazewell County Clerk, P.O. Box 958, Tazewell, VA 24651.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Warren County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 31, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Frederick and Shenandoah counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1836
    County Seat:  Front Royal, Virginia

    County history - Warren County is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741 - June 17, 1775), an American doctor and soldier, remembered for playing a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston and for his death as a volunteer private soldier while also serving as chief executive of the revolutionary Massachusetts government. Dr. Warren, was also the revolutionary patriot who sent Paul Revere on his ride and who was killed at Bunker Hill.

    Warren Courthouse
    1. Warren County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Warren County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Warren County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Warren Heritage Society / Front Royal, VA)
    4. Warren County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Warren County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Warren County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Warren County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Warren County Vital Records - Warren County Clerk, 1 East Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Washington County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Fincastle County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1777
    County Seat:  Abingdon, Virginia

    County history - Washington County is named in honor of George Washington, who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and as the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783. Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the formation of the United States, he is often revered by Americans as the "Father of Our Country".

    Washington Courthouse
    1. Washington County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Washington County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Washington County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Historical Society of Washington County / Abingdon, VA)
    4. Washington County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Washington County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Washington County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Washington County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Washington County Vital Records - Washington County Clerk, 111 North Court Street, Abingdon, VA 24210.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.

    9. Washington Town - "The First Washington of All"

      Census Information:
    10. 1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Washington County (Index: 27 files / Text: 32 files).


  • Westmoreland County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 31, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Northumberland County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1653
    County Seat:  Montross, Virginia

    County history - Westmoreland County is named for an area of North West England and one of the 39 historic counties of England. The county's English namesake formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 and now forms part of Cumbria.

    Westmoreland Courthouse
    1. Westmoreland County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Westmoreland County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Westmoreland County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Westmoreland County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Westmoreland County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Westmoreland County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Westmoreland County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Westmoreland County Vital Records - Westmoreland County Clerk, P.O. Box 467, Montross, VA 22520-0467.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Wise County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  May 31, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lee, Scott, and Russell Counties..
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  Wise, Virginia

    County history - Wise County is named in honor of Henry Alexander Wise (December 3, 1806 - September 12, 1876), an American statesman (the Governor of Virginia at the time), as well as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

    Wise Courthouse
    1. Wise County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Wise County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Wise County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Wise County Historical Society / Wise, VA)
    4. Wise County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Wise County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Wise County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wise County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wise County Vital Records - Wise County Clerk, P.O. Box 570, Wise, VA 24293-0570.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.


  • Wythe County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County.
    Established:  01-Dec-1789
    County Seat:  Wytheville, Virginia

    County history - Wythe County is named in honor of George Wythe, the first Virginia signer of the Declaration of Independence and the designer of the Virginia Seal.

    Wythe Courthouse
    1. Wythe County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Wythe County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Wythe County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Wythe County Genealogical & Historical Assn. / Wytheville, VA)
    4. Wythe County - US/VAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Wythe County - US/VAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Wythe County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wythe County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wythe County Vital Records - Wythe County Clerk, P.O. Box 440, Wytheville, VA 24382-0440.
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.

      Census Information:
    9. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census Wythe County (Text: 3 files).


  • York County, Virginia —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 28, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of the original Virginia Colony [one of the eight original shires (counties)].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1634
    County Seat:  Yorktown, Virginia

    County history - York County:  Originally named Charles River County, and was one of the eight original shires formed in 1634. The present name was given in 1643, probably in honor of,  The town of Yorktown, which is believed to have been named for York, a city in Northern England, which is named in honor of James II, the Duke of York, King of Great Britain from 1685 to 1688 and the last Stuart monarch in the direct male line.

    York Courthouse
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - York County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - York County, VA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          York County Historical Society
          12707 Mariners Court Apt. 12
          Newport News, VA 23606

    5. US/VAGenWeb site - York County Archives
    6. US/VAGenWeb - York County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - York County Public Information Office, (see links).
               Note:  Official birth, death, marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the Virginia Health Department, Office of Vital Records. The Office of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, death records, and marriage or divorce records for a fee of $12 per record.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Gloucester County (northeast, across the York River), Mathews County
             (east, water boundary only, in Chesapeake Bay), Northampton County
             (east, water boundary only, in Chesapeake Bay), Independent City of
                Poquoson
    (southeast), Independent City of Hampton (south), Independent
                City of Newport News
    (southwest), James City County (west), Independent
                City of Williamsburg
    (west).



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