Craig County, Virginia

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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Craig County, Virginia Courthouse  ==
  
 
[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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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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[[Alleghany County, Virginia|Alleghany]] | [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]] | [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]] | [[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe&nbsp;County, West Virginia]] | [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]] | [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke]]  
 
[[Alleghany County, Virginia|Alleghany]] | [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]] | [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]] | [[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe&nbsp;County, West Virginia]] | [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]] | [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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== Craig County, Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== 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|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors ]($).
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Craig County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1964):26-27. {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors ]($).
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
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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;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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;amp;feature=Cemetery USGS Map], Topozone.com</ref>  
  
 
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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  ==
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== Craig County, Virginia Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vacraig/ Craig Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vacraig/ Craig Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  

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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
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Location in the state of Virginia
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Facts
Founded 1851
County Seat New Castle
Courthouse

Contents

Craig County, Virginia 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

Craig County, Virginia 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

Craig County, Virginia Genealogy Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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

Craig County, Virginia Genealogy 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. 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

Craig County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Craig County, Virginia Genealogy 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.