Amelia County, Virginia Records

Amelia County, Virginia (Map It) was created in September 30, 1734 and formed from Prince George County and Brunswick County. In 1754, Prince Edward County was carved from Amelia, and later Amelia County was reduced when Nottoway County was separated in 1789. Amelia county was named for Princess Amelia Sophia, second daughter of George II of Great Britain. During the Revolutionary War, in 1781, Amelia was raided by British forces under General Tarleton. Eighty-four years later, the Amelia County records amazingly survived through the Civil War. According to legend, they were saved in April, 1865 because Federal General George Custer, of Little Big Horn fame, placed a guard over the Amelia County Clerk's Office with orders that all records be preserved. The last major battle of the Civil War was fought at what is now Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek Battlefield Historical State Park located on the western edge of Amelia County. In this battle alone, General Lee lost half his army during the three days of conflicts. The Confederate Army suffered a crippling defeat which led to General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox seventy-two hours later.

Amelia County is bordered by Powhatan County (north), Chesterfield County (northeast), Dinwiddie County (southeast), Nottoway County (south), Prince Edward County (southwest), Cumberland County (west).

Amelia County Cities and Towns include Amelia Court House, Jetersville, Mannboro . has is a collection of old Virginia maps.

Amelia County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Amelia County, VA Courthouse
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Amelia County, VA Courthouse

The Amelia County Courthouse is located in Amelia Court House, Virginia. Amelia County Courthouse is located on a large square. The open area just invites moments of contemplation on the history of the heroes and events commemorated in the local monuments. The court was moved several times before finally reaching its present location. The first Courthouse was located near Pridesville, but was destroyed by fire in 1766. Another location was chosen at Dennisville and in 1849, the Courthouse was moved to its current location. The Courthouse current building was constructed in 1924. 

The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH . Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The Amelia County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time. They may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, military discharges and court records.

Records fragmented.

Amelia County, Virginia Census Records

Amelia County, Virginia Vital Records

Amelia County, Virginia Resources

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