Washington County, Virginia Records
Washington County, Virginia (Map It) was created in December 07, 1776 from Fincastle County. Part of Montgomery County was added in 1777. Washington county was named for George Washington, Revolutionary War commander, U.S. Founding Father, and future U.S. President .
Washington County is bordered by Smyth County (northeast), Grayson County (east-southeast), Johnson County, Tennessee (south/southeast), Sullivan County, Tennessee (southwest), Scott County (west), Russell County (northwest).
Washington County Cities and Towns include Abingdon, Damascus, Emory-Meadow View and Glade Spring .
MapGeeks.org has is a collection of old Virginia maps.
Washington County, Virginia Courthouse Records
Washington County, VA Courthouse
The Washington County Courthouse is located in Abingdon, Virginia. Washington County courthouse in Abingdon boast being the only new courthouse in Virginia built during reconstruction. It was completed in 1868. The previous courthouse was burned by Union soldiers in December 1864. Three earlier courthouses stood on this site. The first was constructed about 1800. The second was built in 1850 and burned during the war. The present Washington County courthouse was completed in 1868. It features four great Doric columns and a colaide to cornice and tower.
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 Washington 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.
A minute book for the period 1787-1819 was lost as well as many loose papers in a fire in the clerk's office on 15 December 1864.
- Washington County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1782, Land Records from 1778, Court Records from 1777 and Probate Records from 1777.
- Washington County (VA) Treasurer
- Washington County Commissioner of Revenue
- Washington County Health Department
- County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes
Washington 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
Washington 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
Washington County, Virginia Resources
- State of Virginia Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Virginia
- New River Notes
- Historical Society of Washington County
- Holston Territory Genealogical Society , P.O. Box 433, Bristol, VA 24203-0433
- Washington County Public Library , Oak Hill and Valley Streets, Abingdon, VA 24210, (540) 676-6222
- Bristol Public Library , 701 Goode Street, Bristol, VA 24201, (540) 669-9444
- Washington County, Virginia Message Boards
- Washington County, Virginia Genealogy Forum
- Washington County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia
- Virginia Heritage - Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in Washington Co. Virginia
Washington County, Virginia External Links
- Virginia Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 - 1922 )
- Washington County, Virginia Books - Amazon
- Washington County, Virginia Deaths, 1886-96
- Washington County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-85
- Washington County, Virginia Births, 1889-96
- Washington County marriage register, 1782-1820
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
- 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.
- Washington Co., Virginia - FindaGrave
- A Brief History of Washington County, Virginia
- History of Southwest Virginia and Washington County
- History of southwest Virginia, 1746-1786, Washington County, 1777-1870
- The life and adventures of Wilburn Waters, the famous hunter and trapper of White Top Mountain
- Washington County, Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Washington Co. VAGenweb
- Washington County, Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Virginia Revolutionary War Units
- Washington County, Virginia Military Records