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Counties:  Accomack · Albemarle · Alleghany · Amelia · Amherst · Appomattox · Arlington · Augusta · Bath · Bedford · Bland · Botetourt · Brunswick · Buchanan · Buckingham · Campbell · Caroline · Carroll · Charles City · Charlotte · Chesterfield · Clarke · Craig · Culpeper · Cumberland · Dickenson · Dinwiddie · Essex · Fairfax · Fauquier · Floyd · Fluvanna · Franklin · Frederick · Giles · Gloucester · Goochland · Grayson · Greene · Greensville · Halifax · Hanover · Henrico · Henry · Highland · Isle of Wight · James City · King and Queen · King George · King William · Lancaster · Lee · Loudoun · Louisa · Lunenburg · Madison · Mathews · Mecklenburg · Middlesex · Montgomery · Nelson · New Kent · Northampton · Northumberland · Nottoway · Orange · Page · Patrick · Pittsylvania · Powhatan · Prince Edward · Prince George · Prince William · Pulaski · Rappahannock · Richmond · Roanoke · Rockbridge · Rockingham · Russell · Scott · Shenandoah · Smyth · Southampton · Spotsylvania · Stafford · Surry · Sussex · Tazewell · Warren · Washington · Westmoreland · Wise · Wythe · York
Independent Cities:  Alexandria · Bedford · Bristol · Buena Vista · Charlottesville · Chesapeake · Clifton Forge · Colonial Heights · Covington · Danville · Emporia · Fairfax · Falls Church · Franklin · Fredericksburg · Galax · Hampton · Harrisonburg · Hopewell · Lexington · Lynchburg · Manassas Park · Martinsville · Newport News · Norfolk · Norton · Petersburg · Poquoson · Portsmouth · Radford · Richmond · Roanoke · Salem · Staunton · Suffolk · Virginia Beach · Waynesboro · Williamsburg · Winchester

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. For a larger version of the map, see Virginia Counties Map.
LexingtonAmelia CountyHenry CountyRockbridge CountyPatrick CountyBland CountyLee CountyScott CountyDickenson CountyBuchanan CountyTazewell CountyRussell CountyWashington CountyWise CountySmyth CountyGrayson CountyCarroll CountyPulaski CountyGiles CountyMontgomery CountyCraig CountyBotetourt CountyBedford CountyCampbell CountyAppomattox CountyCampbell CountyPittsylvania CountyHalifax CountyCharlotte CountyMecklenburg CountyBrunswick CountyGreensville CountySouthampton CountyIsle of Wight CountySurry CountyPrince George CountySussex CountyDinwiddie CountyNottoway CountyLunenburg CountyPrince Edward CountyBuckingham CountyCumberland CountyFluvanna CountyAlbemarle CountyAugusta CountyHighland CountyBath CountyAlleghany CountyRoanoke CountyFranklin CountyFloyd CountyAmherst CountyNelson CountyGoochland CountyPowhatan CountyHenrico CountyCharles City CountyPrince George CountyChesterfield CountyGreene CountyRockingham CountyPage CountyShenandoah CountyWarren CountyFrederick CountyClarke CountyLoudoun CountyFairfax CountyPrince William CountyFauquier CountyRappahannock CountyPage CountyMadison CountyOrange CountySpotsylvania CountyLouisa CountyCaroline CountyHanover CountyKing William CountyKing and Queen CountyNew Kent CountyJames City CountyIsle of Wight CountyYork CountyGloucester CountyMathews CountyMiddlesex CountyEssex CountyRichmond CountyLancaster CountyNorthumberland CountyWestmoreland CountyKing George CountyStafford CountyCulpeper CountyNorthampton CountyAccomack CountyArlington CountyAlexandriaBedfordBristolBuena VistaCharlottesvilleChesapeakeAlexandriaBedfordBristolBuena VistaCharlottesvilleChesapeakeClifton ForgeColonial HeightsCovingtonDanvilleEmporiaFairfaxFalls ChurchFranklinFredericksburgGalaxHamptonHarrisonburgHopewellLexingtonLynchburgManassasManassas ParkMartinsvilleNewport NewsNorfolkNortonPetersburgPoquosonPortsmouthRadfordRichmondRoanokeSalemStauntonSuffolkVirginia BeachWaynesboroWilliamsburgWinchesterWinchesterVirginia BeachPortsmouthNorfolkNewport NewsHamptonPoquosonWilliamsburgPetersburgColonial HeightsHopewellRichmondSuffolkFranklinEmporiaDanvilleMartinsvilleGalaxNortonBedfordLynchburgRockbridge CountyRadfordRoanokeSalemBuena VistaLexingtonStauntonWaynesboroHarrisonburgCharlottesvilleFredericksburgManassasAlexandriaFairfaxFalls ChurchManassas ParkClifton ForgeCovingtonLexingtonPrince William CountyKing George CountyWestmoreland CountyNorthumberland CountyLancaster CountyYork CountyMathews CountyMiddlesex CountyArlington CountyAccomackWythe CountyVirginia-county-map.gif

Extinct Counties and Cities:  Alexandria County · Dunmore · Elizabeth City · Fincastle · Illinois · Kentucky · Manchester · Nansemond · Norfolk · Norfolk (Lower) · Norfolk (New) · Norfolk (South) · Norfolk (Upper) · Princess Anne · Rappahannock (Old) · South Boston · Warwick · Yohogania

Counties now part of Kentucky:  Bourbon · Fayette · Jefferson · Kentucky (extinct) · Lincoln · Madison · Mason · Mercer · Nelson · Woodford

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Counties now part of West Virginia:  Barbour · Berkeley · Boone · Braxton · Brooke · Cabell · Calhoun · Clay · Doddridge · Fayette · Gilmer · Greenbrier · Hampshire · Hancock · Hardy · Harrison · Jackson · Jefferson · Kanawha · Lewis · Logan · Marion · Marshall · Mason · McDowell · Mercer · Monongalia · Monroe · Morgan · Nicholas · Ohio · Pendleton · Pleasants · Pocahontas · Preston · Putnam · Raleigh · Randolph · Ritchie · Roane · Taylor · Tucker · Tyler · Upshur · Wayne · Webster · Wetzel · Wirt · Wood · Wyoming

Major Repositories

Virginia Historical Society · Library of Virginia · Virginia Theological Seminary · Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary · Germanna Foundation · Handley Regional Library · John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg · Jones Memorial Library · Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library · Portsmouth Public Library · Roanoke County Public Library · University of Virginia Library · Library of Congress · National Archives and Records Administration · National Archives at College Park, Maryland · New York Public Library · Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown

Migration Routes

Atlantic Coast Ports · Chesapeake Bay · James River · Potomac River · Rappahannock River · York River · Chesapeake and Ohio Canal · Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad · Cumberland Road (or National Road) · Fall Line Road (or Southern Road) · Great Indian Warpath · Great Trading Path · Great Valley Road · Kanawha Trail · King's Highway · National Road (or Cumberland Road) · New River and Southern Trail · Occaneechi Path · Old Cherokee Path · Old Northwestern Turnpike · Pamunkey-New River Trail · Pioneer Road · Richmond Road · Richmond-Williamsburg Road · Saura-Saponi Trail · Secondary Coast Road · Fall Line Road (or (Fall LIne Road) · Upper Road · Wilderness Road · Wilmington, Highpoint, and Northern Trail

Virginia Featured Articles

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Southampton County
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Augusta County
Genealogy

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Norborne Parish
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Colonial Parishes

Abingdon · Accomac · Accomack · Albemarle · Amherst · Antrim · Appomattox · Argall's Gift · Augusta · Bath · Beckford · Berkeley · Blisland · Blount Point · Botetourt · Boutracy · Bristol · Bromfield · Brunswick · Bruton · Camden · Cameron · Charles City · Charles · Charles River · Chickacoan · Chickahominy · Chippokes · Chiskiack · Chotank · Christ Church (Lancaster Co.) · Christ Church (Middlesex Co.) · Chuckatuck · Cople · Cornwall · Cumberland · Dale · Denbigh · Dettingen · Drysdale · East · Elizabeth City · Elizabeth River · Fairfax · Fairfield · Farnham · Flowerdew Hundred · Fluvanna · Frederick · Fredericksville · Hamilton · Hampton · Hanover · Harrop · Henrico · Hog Island · Hungars · James City · Jordan's Journey · Kecoughtan · Kingston · King William · Lancaster · Lawnes Creek · Lee · Leeds · Lexington · Littleton · Lower (Elizabeth City Co.) · Lower (Isle of Wight Co.)  · Lower (Lancaster Co.)  · Lower (Nansemond Co.) · Lower (Northampton Co.) · Lower (Stafford Co.) · Lower (Upper Norfolk Co.) · Lower Suffolk · Lunenburg · Lynnhaven · Machodick · Manchester · Marston · Martin's Brandon · Martin's Hundred · Meherrin · Middle Plantation · Middletowne · Montgomery · Mulberry Island · New Poquoson · Newport · Nomini · Norborne · Northampton · North Farnham · Nottoway (Prince Edward Co.) · Nottoway (Southampton Co.) · Nutmeg Quarter · Occohannock · Overwharton · Patrick · Petsworth · Piankatank · Piscataway · Poropotank · Portsmouth · Potomac · Raleigh · Richmond · Rockbridge · Rockingham · Russell · St. Andrew's · St. Anne's (Albemarle Co.) · St. Anne's (Essex and Caroline Cos.) · St. Asaph's · St. Brides · St. David's · St. George's (Accomack Co.)  · St. George's (Spotsylvania Co.) · St. James Northam · St. James Southam · St. James's (Goochland Co.) · St. James's (Mecklenburg Co.) · St. John's · St. Luke's · St. Margaret's · St. Mark's · St. Martin's · St. Mary's · St. Mary's Whitechapel · St. Patrick's · St. Paul's (Hanover Co.) · St. Paul's (King George Co.) · St. Peter's · St. Stephen's (King and Queen Co.) · St. Stephen's (Northumberland Co.) · St. Thomas · Shelburne · Sittenburne · Smith's Hundred · South · Southampton · South Farnham · Southwark · Stafford · Stanley Hundred · Stratton Major · Suffolk · Tillotson · Trinity (Lancaster Co.) · Trinity (Louisa Co.) · Truro · Upper (Elizabeth City Co.) · Upper (Isle of Wight Co.) · Upper (Lancaster Co.) · Upper (Nansemond Co.) · Upper (Northampton Co.) · Upper (Stafford Co.) Upper Suffolk · Varina · Wallingford · Ware · Warrosquyoake · Warwick · Washington (Westmoreland Co.) · Washington (Washington Co.) · Waters Creek · West · West and Shirley · Westbury · Westover · Weyanoke · Wicomico · Wilmington · York · Yorkhampton

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Did you know?

  • Many Virginia land and headright grants (1623-1782) have been indexed and published in Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. 8 vols. FHL Collection 975.5 R2n v. 1 1963 etc. Once you find the name of the land grant recipient, access images of original records for free online at the Library of Virginia website (click the "Images & Indexes" tab).
  • The complete 50-volume series of The Virginia Genealogist is available at American Ancestors.org. ($)
  • The first 40 volumes of the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly (later called Magazine of Virginia Genealogy) are available at Ancestry.com. ($)
  • Index of Nineteenth Century Virginia Room by Room Inventories is a free online resource, courtesy: University of Mary Washington.

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Sources

  1. For a 1790 census substitute tax list see Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, The 1787 Census of Virginia, 3 vols. (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987) (FHL Book 975.5 R4sn) (WorldCat entry) among others. For the 1800 census substitute tax lists are published county-by-county in the periodical The Virginia Genealogist (FHL Book 975.5 B2vg) (WorldCat entry). For the missing 15 counties of the 1810 federal census see Netti Schreiner-Yantis, A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for Which the Census is Missing (Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971) (FHL Book 975.5 R4s) (WorldCat entry).
  2. “Records from Burned Counties,” Virginia Genealogical Society Bulletin, 4, issue 3 (July 1966) (FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 4) (WorldCat entry).
  3. Carol McGinnis, Virginia Genealogy: Sources and Resources (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1993), 39-44. (FHL Book 975.5 A3m) (WorldCat entry). For example, processioning, walking private land boundaries to restore lost landmarks, was recorded in Episcopal parish books.
  4. Peter Wilson Coldham published a series of books indexing British court records to help find indentured servants, and convicts transported to America. His immigrants in bondage series is indexed at Ancestry.com. Virginia court records may show releases from indenture, convict sentences, or slave manumissions. Some counties have slave registers, and deeds may show slaves sold. Wills (probate records) may also show slave names. Plantation records sometimes list slaves.
  5. American Source Records in England (Genealogy.com, 2000) (FHL CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 364) (WorldCat entry). Also indexed at Ancestry.com.
  6. These records, found in London, have been published as serial articles in The Virginia Genealogist, digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.