Spotsylvania County, Virginia Records
Spotsylvania County, Virginia (Map It) was created in December 17, 1720 from Essex County, King and Queen County and King William County. Spotsylvania county was named for Alexander Spotswood, colonial lieutenant governor of Virignia .
Spotsylvania County is bordered by Culpeper County (north), Stafford County (northeast), Caroline County (southeast), Hanover County (south), Louisa County (southwest), Orange County (west and northwest).
Spotsylvania County Cities and Towns include Alsop, Arcadia, Artillery Ridge, Bells Crossroad, Belmont, Blades Corner, Brockroad, Brokenburg, Carters Store, Chancellor, Chancellorsville, Chewnings Corner, Cookstown, Dunavant, Five Mile Fork, Four Mile Fork, Granite Springs, Lanes Corner, Leavells, Lewiston, Margo, Marye, Massaponax, McHenry, Old Trap, Olivers Corner, Partlow, Paytes, Post Oak, Shady Grove Corner, Snell, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Stubbs, Thornburg and Todds Tavern .
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Spotsylvania County, Virginia Courthouse Records
Spotsylvania County, VA Courthouse
Old Spotsylvania County, VA Courthouse
The Spotsylvania County Courthouse is located in Spotsylvania, Virginia. The County was formed in 1720 with the county seat at Germanna in 1722. Later the county seat was moved to Fredericksburg, 1732, to the "Old Court House", 1778, and finlally to its present location. The building was completed in 1840. A new, larger building with a similar design was constructed using the original Doric columns abd a wing was added on the southwest corner in 1964 for government offices.
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 Spotsylvania 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.
- Spotsylvania County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1795, Land Records from 1720, Court Records from 1722 and Probate Records from 1724.
- Spotsylvania County (VA) Treasurer
- Spotsylvania County Commissioner of Revenue
- Spotsylvania County Health Department
- County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes
Spotsylvania 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
Spotsylvania 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
Spotsylvania County, Virginia Resources
- State of Virginia Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Virginia
- Spotsylvania Historical Association , P.O. Box 64, Spotsylvania, VA 22553, (703) 582-7167
- Central Rappahannock Heritage Center
- Spotsylvania County, Virginia Message Boards
- Spotsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Forum
- Spotsylvania County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia
- Virginia Heritage - Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in Spotsylvania Co. Virginia
Spotsylvania County, Virginia External Links
- Virginia Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 - 1922 )
- Spotsylvania County, Virginia Books - Amazon
- Spotsylvania, Virginia County Records, 1721-1800
- Spotsylvania County records, 1721-1800 : being transcriptions, from the original files at the County Court House, of wills, dee
- Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850(search.ancestry.com)
- 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.
- Spotsylvania Co., Virginia - FindaGrave
- Spotsylvania County Area History
- Fredericksburg Area History
- Stafford Area History
- Spotsylvania County, Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Spotsylvania Co. VAGenweb
- Spotsylvania County, Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Virginia Revolutionary War Units
- Spotsylvania County, Virginia Military Records