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     Campbell County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.   Its county seat is Rustburg.  Campbell County was established in 1782 from Bedford County. The county was named for Revolutionary War hero, General William Campbell, who is known for the 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain.   In 1784 Jeremiah Rust donated fifty acres of his land to establish Rustburg as the county seat.  Originally inhabited by the Monacan Indians and visited by explorers as early as 1670, the earliest settlement in Campbell County was established in about 1736 at Hat Creek by a group of Scotch-Irish pioneers from Pennsylvania. Other towns in Campbell County are Altavista (1912) and Brookneal (1802). Lynchburg is nearby but is an independent City.

Counties that lie adjacent to Campbell are Amherst County, Virginia – north; Appomattox County, Virginia – northeast; Charlotte County, Virginia – east; Halifax County, Virginia – southeast; Pittsylvania County, Virginia – southwest; and Bedford County, Virginia – west.

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The following are names of persons, found within our databases as having been either born, married or died in this location. Names in dark red denote direct ancestral lines. To find out more about each surname listed click on the corresponding Link.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Cummings;  Douglass

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families


Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

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     Robert Douglass, Sr. and his wife Mary (Cummings) removed from Augusta County, Virginia to Campbell County around 1784.  Both Robert, Sr., and his son Robert, Jr. are listed in 1785 property tax records.   A few years later, in 1787, Robert, Jr. and his young family moved from Campbell County to the upper part of East Tennessee.  In June of 1787 Robert, Sr. wrote his Will and Testament wherein he leaves only “an English Shilling or a pisteern” to his son Robert. Jr.. As such one may conclude that the father was not favorable of his son’s migration into unsettled territory along the frontier.  It is known that one of his sons, Joshua, stayed on in Campbell County as he is reported to have passed away there around 1811.  Robert Douglass, Sr. passed away in 1794 according to his Will filed in Campbell County September 4, 1794.   Mary (Cummings) Douglass died in Campbell County December, 1810.  An attachment to Campbell County apparently stayed with Robert Douglass as shown in this 1837 Will wherein he will he willed money due to him from a person or persons residing in Campbell County, Virginia, (wonder if it was the aforementioned shilling?).

     Campbell County is also mentioned in the history of our Scruggs ancestors.  By 1845 Theophilus C. Scruggs, son of Samuel Scott Scruggs, Sr. had moved to Campbell County, Virginia where he owned land.  By 1848 he owned land and resided in nearby Bedford County.

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LOCATION: Country: United States;     State: Virginia;     County: Campbell;      Local: N/A

Coordinates/Map: 37°16′25″N 79°5′56″W;   Driving Directions: N/A


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Rustburg is a census-designated place in Campbell County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,431 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Campbell County.  Rustburg was named for Jeremiah Rust, who donated 50 acres (200,000 m2) of his land for the village in 1783.  The first court house was erected here in 1785. The present court house was built in 1848.




INTERNET WEB LINK(S):   Rustburg, Virginia (VA 24588) profile;  Rustburg, Virginia Information;  Rustburg, Virginia - Wikipedia;  Rustburg, VA - Images

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The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestor’s birth, marriage, death dates and the place(s) within this locality at which these events may have occurred.


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Profiles for 82 cities, towns and other populated places in Campbell County, Virginia

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Campbell County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features | Schools

Campbell County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

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Campbell County, Virginia, United States

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Links To Populated Places Within This County

Towns: Altavista; Brookneal

Communities: Concord; Long Island; Lynch Station; Rustburg; Timberlake; Gladys


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Historical Changes in the Boundaries of this County

     Conducting genealogical research in the United States requires an understanding of county boundaries.  As the population grew more counties were created to meet the public’s need for localized governments.  This phenomena was common in all states during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  As such you must be sure that you are not looking for records in the wrong county or state.  

     The web-site for the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project provides interactive maps for all states. This Atlas is meant to be a resource for people seeking records of past events, and people trying to analyze, interpret and display county-based historical data like Land Records, Probate Records, Court Records, Tax Records, and Vital Records that document birth, death, and marriage.   Listed below are the boundary changes for this county, the dates they occurred, as well as the government statute that decreed the change.  To see actual changes in a mapping format follow this LINK to the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project .

Map of Campbell County 1782 – 1845 present-day boundaries (heavy black line)

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01 Feb 1782 - CAMPBELL created from BEDFORD.

01 May 1845 - CAMPBELL lost to creation of APPOMATTOX.

28 Mar 1848 - CAMPBELL lost to APPOMATTOX.

10 Jul 1902 - CAMPBELL lost to creation of Lynchburg as an independent city, 1st class.

01 Jan 1908 - CAMPBELL lost to the independent city of Lynchburg.

01 Jan 1926 - CAMPBELL lost to the independent city of Lynchburg.

21 Mar 1940 - CAMPBELL lost small area to the independent city of Lynchburg.

01 Jan 1958 - CAMPBELL lost to the independent city of Lynchburg.

31 Dec 1975 - CAMPBELL lost to the independent city of Lynchburg. 

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Our “Gen-Tool Kit” has been primarily designed for those researchers who may be traveling to this location to perform on-site studies of their family history, or to just visit some of the interesting historical sites located in the area.  It can be very satisfying to mix research with sightseeing at historical and scenic spots.  Such activity not only gives you an understanding of the land but a needed break from intense research sessions.  When visiting an ancestral county for genealogical research we’ve found that the three most important places to visit are the county courthouse; the county library; and the county historical and/or genealogical societies.  It is also good to plan ahead by contacting any site you intend visiting in order to ascertain where it is and when it will be open.  This is especially true with regard to historical and genealogical societies.  We hope that the following information will provide you with a better idea of what resources are available, within this county, to the family historian.


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·        Campbell County  Transcription & Photo Project

·        Campbell County Cemeteries

·        Campbell County Cemetery List

·        Campbell County Cemetery Registration

·        Campbell County, VA Cemeteries

·        City of Lynchburg Cemetery Registration

·        Lynchburg City Cemeteries

·        Lynchburg City Cemetery List

·        Old City Cemetery of Lynchburg, Virginia

·        The Political Graveyard  Campbell County

·        The Political Graveyard  Lynchburg

·        Virginia Gravestone Photo Project  Campbell Co.

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Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in LYNCHBURG and CAMPBELL County

·        Campbell County

·        Campbell County Bibliography

·        Campbell County Historical Markers

·        Lynchburg (Independent City)

·        Lynchburg City

·        Lynchburg Historical Markers

·        Lynchburg Historical Markers

·        Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia 

·        Primitive Baptist Churches 

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Libraries, Museums & Archives

·        A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm  Campbell Co.

·        Jones Memorial Library 

·        Avoca Museum  Altavista, VA

·        Campbell County Libraries 

·        College Archives, Knight-Capron Library 

·        Family History Library Holdings – Campbell Co.

·        Family History Library Holdings  City of Lynchburg

·        A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm  Lynchburg

·        Legacy Museum of African American History

·        Lynchburg City County Libraries

·        Lynchburg Museum

·        PERiodical Source Index Search  Campbell County, VA

·        Special Collections in Lipscomb Library 


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Maps and Gazetteers

Maps and Gazetteers

·        Campbell County – 1895 Atlas

·        Campbell County 186x Wall Map 

·        Campbell County Gazetteer 

·        Campbell County Post Offices

·        Campbell County Post Offices  1846

·        Campbell County Topo Maps and Aerial Photos

·        Lynchburg City Gazetteer

·        Lynchburg City Topo Maps and Aerial Photos

·        Lynchburg, Virginia 1920

·        Quad List of Altavista, Virginia

·        Quad List of Brookneal, Virginia

·        Quad List of Concord, Virginia

·        Quad List of Gladys, Virginia

·        Quad List of Leesville, Virginia

·        Quad List of Long Island, Virginia

·        Quad List of Lynchburg, Virginia

·        Quad List of Naruna, Virginia

·        Quad List of Rustburg, Virginia

·        Quad List of White Rock Hill, Virginia

·        Tiger Map Server Browser – Campbell Co.

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County Records


·        Campbell Co. Census Records

·        Campbell County Federal Census Index

·        Lynchburg Census Records

·        Lynchburg City Federal Census Index

·        1850 Federal Census  Campbell County

·        Census Search  Campbell County

·        Campbell County on Reel 2438 – 1930 U.S. Census

·        Lynchburg City on Reel 2468 – 1930 U.S. Census

·        Episcopal Diocese of SW Virginia 

·        Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time

·        Livingston's Law Register, 1851  Campbell Co.

·        Campbell County Wills     

·        Campbell.gz  1739-1801 Campbell patents (Placed)

·        Index to 1739-1801 Campbell patents (Placed)

·        List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 

·        Campbell County, Virginia  World War II Casualties

·        Campbell County – Newspaper Abstracts

·        Chronicling America  Campbell County

·        Old Newspaper Articles – Campbell County

·        Lynchburg City – Newspaper Abstracts

·        Davis-Turner Funeral Service  Lynchburg, VA

·        Lynchburg News Advance – Obituaries

·        Campbell County - slavery information

·        Campbell County Marriages

·        Campbell County Vital Records

·        City of Lynchburg Marriages

·        Some Early Virginia & North Carolina Marriages

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genealogical public records maintained by the government of this county.

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Societies (Historical & Genealogical)

·        Central Virginia Genealogical Association 

·        Lynchburg Historical Foundation 

·        South Central Virginia Genealogical Society 

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The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality.

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During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

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Main house, Green Hill Plantation, Campbell County

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