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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Craig County'''  
  
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<br>'''Craig County, Virginia''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Craig County''' (established 1851) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Craig County
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| state = Virginia
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| founded year = 1851
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| seat wl = New Castle
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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[http://craigcountyva.gov/ Craig County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 185<br>303 Main Street<br>New Castle, VA 24127-0185 <br>Phone: 540-864-6141<br>
  
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Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1864-1896,<br>marriage, divorce, probate and court and land records from 1851<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Craig County, Virginia. Page 712 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Craig County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1964):26-27. Digital version at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors ]($).
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==== African Americans  ====
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*Freedmen's {{RecordSearch|1596147|Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Craig County, Virginia Cemeteries]]''.  
 
For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Craig County, Virginia Cemeteries]]''.  
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in Craig County:<ref>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Craig&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;feature=Cemetery USGS Map], Topozone.com</ref>  
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The following is a list of cemeteries in Craig County:<ref>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Craig&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;feature=Cemetery USGS Map], Topozone.com</ref>  
  
 
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*Tombstone Transcription Project Craig County - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
 
*Tombstone Transcription Project Craig County - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
  
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Craig County, p. 68.61]<br>
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Craig County, p. 68.61]<br>
  
'''''Civil War''''' <br>
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===== Civil War =====
  
*''Civil War service men from Craig County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Craig County.'' <br>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Craig Rifles) and Company D (Craig Mountain Boys).<ref>Frank E. Fields, ''28th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|257424|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 15}}.</ref>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
==== Probate  ====
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*Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]
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*Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427 Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865]
  
==== Research Guides ====
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==== Naturalization ====
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*Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}.
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{{VAnews}}
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Craig County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1964):26-27. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors ]($).
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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'''''Birth'''''
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*Fridley, Beth. ''Craig County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3989 Ancestry] ($).
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===== Birth  =====
  
'''''Death'''''  
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*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth. ''Craig County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3989 Ancestry] ($).
  
*Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Craig County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4103 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Craig County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4103 Ancestry] ($).
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vacraig/ Craig Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Craig|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Craig|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/craig/ Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/craig/ Cyndi's List]
  
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Craig County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Craig County (established 1851) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Craig County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Craig County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Craig County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1851
County Seat New Castle
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Craig County Courthouse
P.O. Box 185
303 Main Street
New Castle, VA 24127-0185
Phone: 540-864-6141

Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1864-1896,
marriage, divorce, probate and court and land records from 1851[1]

Beginning Dates for Craig County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1851 1853 1860 1851 1851

History

Parent County

1851--Craig County was created 21 March 1851 from Botetourt, Giles, Roanoke and Monroe (West Virginia) Counties.
County seat: New Castle.[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Alleghany | Botetourt | Giles | Monroe County, West Virginia | Montgomery | Roanoke

Resources

Vacraig.jpg

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Craig County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1964):26-27. Digital version at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

African Americans

Cemeteries

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Craig County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Craig County:[3]

  • Brickey Cemetery
  • Bryan Cemetery
  • Caldwell Cemetery
  • County Farm Cemetery
  • Furrow Cemetery
  • Grave Cemetery
  • Grave Cemetery
  • Harper Cemetery
  • Huffman Cemetery
  • Huffman Memorial Park
  • Lee Cemetery
  • Leffel Cemetery
  • Level Green Cemetery
  • Looney Cemetery
  • Nutter Cemetery
  • Paitsel Cemetery
  • Paxton Cemetery
  • Ross Cemetery
  • Ruble Cemetery
  • Sarver Cemetery
  • Taylor Cemetery
  • Williams Cemetery
  • Tombstone Transcription Project Craig County - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:

Census

For tips on accessing Craig County, Virginia census records online, see: Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18603,553
18702,942−17.2%
18803,79429.0%
18903,8351.1%
19004,29311.9%
19104,7119.7%
19204,100−13.0%
19303,562−13.1%
19403,7695.8%
19503,452−8.4%
19603,356−2.8%
19703,5245.0%
19803,94812.0%
19904,37210.7%
20005,09116.4%

1785

  • Burton, Charles T. Botetourt County, Va., 1785 Enumeration. Troutville, Va.: Burton?, 1972. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [All of part of present-day county of Craig is included.]

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Craig County, p. 68.61]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Craig County, Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Craig County, Virginia:

- 28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (Craig Rifles) and Company D (Craig Mountain Boys).[4]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Craig County, Virginia newspapers.

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Craig County, Virginia births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth
  • 1853-1896 - Fridley, Beth. Craig County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).
Marriage
Death
  • 1853-1896 - Fridley, Beth, comp. Craig County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Available at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Craig County, Virginia. Page 712 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. USGS Map, Topozone.com
  4. Frank E. Fields, 28th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 15.