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Dickenson County, Virginia
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Facts
Founded 1880
County Seat Clintwood
Courthouse
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Dickenson County

Southwest Virginia county.

Contents

County Courthouse

Dickenson County Virginia Courthouse
Box 190
Main Street
Clintwood, VA 24228-0190

  • County Health Department (540-926-1616) has birth, death, and burial records
  • Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1880; probate and military records.[1]
Beginning Dates for Dickenson County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

History

Parent County

1880--Dickenson County was created 3 March 1880 from Buchanan, Russell and Wise Counties.
County seat: Clintwood [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African America


Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721

Cemeteries

Census


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



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


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18905,077
19007,74752.6%
19109,19918.7%
192013,54247.2%
193016,16319.4%
194021,26631.6%
195023,39310.0%
196020,211−13.6%
197016,077−20.5%
198019,80623.2%
199017,620−11.0%
200016,395−7.0%
201015,903−3.0%

1890 Union Veterans

1900

  • Vanover, Gregory Lynn, Joan Short Vanover, and Barbara Kendrick Vanover. Dickenson County, Virginia, 1900 Federal Census. Pound, Virginia: G.L. Vanover, 1984. Available at FHL.

Church

Baptist

  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church, the First Hundred Years, 1837-1937: A History of the Oldest Religious Organization in Dickenson County, Virginia. 1937; reprint, [Clintwood, Virginia?]: Mullins Printing, 1985. Available at FHL.

Court

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

  • Giles, Albert William. The Geology and Coal Resources of Dickenson County, Virginia. University of Virginia, 1921. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Schwab, W.G. The Forests of Dickenson County, Virginia. Charlottesville, Va., 1917. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. Meet Virginia's Baby: A Brief Pictorial History of Dickenson County, Virginia, from Its Formation in 1880 to 1955, with Stress on Pioneer Background. Clintwood, Va.: E.J. Sutherland, 1955. 1975 reprint available at FHL.
  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper and Hetty Swindall Sutherland. Pioneer Recollections of Southwest Virginia. Clintwood, Va.: H.S. Sutherland, G.L. Vanover, and J.S. Vanover, 1984. Available at FHL.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865


Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865


Gobble, Lillian and Rhonda Robertson. Between Brothers: Civil War Soldiers of Wise & Dickenson County [Virginia]. [Big Stone Gap, Virginia: L. Gobble & R. Robertson, 200-?]. Available at FHL.

Naturalization

Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929
Newspapers

Private Papers


Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

Dickenson County, Virginia, Family Bible Records, 1934-1935. Clintwood, Virginia: Mullins Printing, 1999. Available at FHL.

Probate

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Dickenson County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1964):124-126. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Dickenson 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


Indexes to Dickenson 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


  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. E. J. Sutherland Collection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965. MSS., available at FHL. [Includes Dickenson County Vital Statistics, 1830-1938.]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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