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NELSON County

 

Virginia, USA

 

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Introduction

 

Nelson county is located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 14,445. Its county seat is Lovingston6.     Nelson County was established in 1807 from Amherst County. The county is named for Thomas Nelson, Jr., Governor of Virginia 1771.

Nelson County is bordered on the north by Augusta County, the Northeast by Albemarle County, the Southeast by Buckingham County, the southwest by Amherst County, and on the west by Rockbridge County.

     In the 1930's, Earl Hamner began writing about growing up during the depression in Nelson County, which became the basis for the television series The Walton's.

 

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COUNTY RECORDS

·        Nelson County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1808 , Land Records from 1808 , Probate Records from 1808 and Court Records from 1808 and is located at the County Courthouse on P. O. Box 10, 84 Courthouse Square, 1st Floor, Lovingston, VA 22949-0010; 434/263-7020, Fax: 434/263-7027.

·         There are a few online databases for Court, Land and Probate Records which include: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850, Virginia County Records, Volume VI, Volume VII and Volume IX

 

HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

·        Nelson County Historical Society, P.O. Box 474, Lovingston, VA 22949, (434) 227-5526

·        Local Virginia Researchers, Find a local researcher or become a local researcher.

·        Virginia Genealogical Society, 5001 West Broad Street, Suite 115, Richmond, Virginia

      23230-3023; Telephone (804) 285-8954

·        Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220, Phone: 804.358.4901 Mail: P.O.Box 7311, 23221-0311

 

LIBRARIES

·         The Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000; 804-692-3500

·        Nelson Memorial Library, Address: 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway ; PO Box 321
Lovingston, VA 22949-0321 Phone: 434-263-5904, Connect to:
Library Web Site   Online Catalog

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in NELSON County

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

National Park Service

National Historic Landmarks

National Battlefields

National Historic Sites

National Historical Parks

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National Monuments

 

Surnames

surnames

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Bailey;   Childress;   Jopling;   Scruggs

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

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Gen-Sites

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FAMILY HISTORY NOTES

 

GEN-SITE PROFILE(s)

Samuel S. Scruggs, Sr. Homestead

Samuel S. Scruggs, Sr. Homestead

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N 37 47.85 W 78 44.95

COUNTRY: United States;   STATE: Virginia:  

COUNTY: Nelson;   PLACE: Rockfish

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DESCRIPTION:   Located on SSR 639at the joining of Rockfish and Dutch Creeks, between villages of Rockfish and Harris Bridge.

ANCESTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GEN-SITE:   Samuel Scott Scruggs settled at this place some time around 1782, and after his marriage to Jane (Childress) Scruggs.  All of his seven children where born here between 1783 and 1808.  Samuel and Jane continued to live here until Samuel’s death around 1830. 

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Profiles for 60 Populated Places in Nelson County Virginia

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There are no cities or incorporated towns in Nelson County.

Unincorporated communities include but not limited to too:

Afton;   Arrington;   Bryant;   Lovingston;   Massies Mill;   Montebello;

Nellysford;   Roseland;   Schuyler;   Shipman;   Wingina;   Gladstone

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GENERAL RESOURCES

·         Our Genealogy Reference Library (USA Locations)

·         Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·         Family Search, IGI Batches, Localities

·         Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·         Rootsweb.com - Localities

·         Cyndi's List - General U.S. Sites

·         Family History 101

LOCALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·         Nelson County (Family History 101.com)

·         Nelson Co., VAGenWeb

·         Nelson County, VA Genealogy Forum

·         Nelson County, VA - Message Boards

·         Nelson Co. VA at Rootsweb

·         Cyndi's List - U.S. - Virginia - Localities

·         Linkpendium > Genealogy> Nelson County

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

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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Contact Information 

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