Amherst County, Virginia Records
Amherst County, Virginia (Map It) was created in April 07, 1761 and was formed from Albemarle County. Amherst county was named for the Jeffery Amherst, British conqueror of Quebec during the Seven Years War and colonial governor of Virginia .
Amherst County is bordered by Rockbridge County (northwest), Nelson County (northeast), Appomattox County (southeast), Campbell County (south), Independent city of Lynchburg (south), Bedford County (southwest).
Amherst County Cities and Towns include Amherst, Madison Heights .
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Virginia maps.
Amherst County, Virginia Courthouse Records
Amherst County, VA Courthouse
Old Amherst County, VA Courthouse
The Amherst County Courthouse is located in Amherst, Virginia. The old courthouse was built in 1870. The first sections of the current Amherst courthouse date from 1970 with a newer section seven years later.
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 Amherst 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.
- Amherst County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1763, Land Records from 1761, Court Records from 1761 and Probate Records from 1761.
- Amherst County Health Department
- County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes
Amherst County, Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: Virginia Heads of families 1790: records of the state enumerations, 1782 to 1785
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Amherst County, Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1853 to December 1896 and since June 14, 1912 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896
- Marriage Records: from January 1853 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of marriage records prior to 1936.
- Divorce Records: from January 1918 to present.
- Locations: Virginia Office of Vital Statistics, Virginia State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
Amherst County, Virginia Resources
- State of Virginia Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Virginia
- Amherst County Museum & Historical Society
- Amherst County Public Library
- Amherst County, Virginia Message Boards
- Amherst County, Virginia Genealogy Forum
- Amherst County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia
- Virginia Heritage - Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in Amherst Co. Virginia
Amherst County, Virginia External Links
- Virginia Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 - 1922 )
- Amherst County, Virginia Books - Amazon
- Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
- Virginia County Records, Volume , VI, VII , IX, X The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
- Amherst Co., Virginia - FindaGrave
- Early Settlers of Amherst County
- Amherst County, Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Amherst Co. VAGenweb
- Amherst County, Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Virginia Revolutionary War Units
- Amherst County, Virginia Military Records