Wise County, Virginia

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}} ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Virginia|Virginia&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Wise_County,_Virginia|Wise County]]'' <br> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Virginia Southwest Virginia] county.  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Virginia Southwest Virginia] county.  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Wise County Courthouse<br>206 East Main Street<br>P.O. Box 1248<br>Room 245<br>Wise, VA 24293<br>276-328-6111  
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'''Wise County Courthouse'''<br>206 East Main Street<br>P.O. Box 1248<br>Room 245<br>Wise, VA 24293<br>276-328-6111  
  
Circuit Clerk has marriage and div records  
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*Circuit Clerk has marriage and divorce records from 1856 as well as probate and land records.<ref name="Handybook"/>
  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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<h2> Resources  </h2>
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== Resources  ==
<h4> Biographies  </h4>
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<ul><li>Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. <i>Some Sandy Basin Characters</i>. Clintwood, Va.: Hettie Sutherland, 1962. 1985 reprint available at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|573586|title-id|disp=FHL}}</span>.
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==== Biographies  ====
</li></ul>
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<h4> Cemeteries  </h4>
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*Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. ''Some Sandy Basin Characters''. Clintwood, Va.: Hettie Sutherland, 1962. 1985 reprint available at <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="34" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">.
<ul><li>Adams, James Taylor (1892-1954). <i>Wise County Historical Inventory: Family Burying Grounds</i>. St. Louis, Mo.:&nbsp;R.R. Seibel and D.A. Griffith, 1971. Available at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|572529|title-id|disp=FHL}}</span>.  
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</li><li><a href="http://www.nkclifton.com/cemeteries/Cemetery6.html">Ben Bolling Cemetery</a>, Flat Gap, Wise Co., VA  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
</li><li>Kilgore, Paul. <i>Butcher's Fork, American Legion, Skeen's Ridge and Back Valley Cemeteries of Wise County, Virginia</i>. [West Virginia]: Wis<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1269270521553_691"/><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1269270521553_546"/>e County Historical Society (Va.), [1997?]. Available at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1123637|title-id|disp=FHL}}</span>.&nbsp;  
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</li><li>Kilgore, Paul. <i>Powell Valley Memorial Gardens: Located in Beautiful Powell Valley, Wise County, VA</i>. Wise, Va.: Wise County Historical Society (Va.), 2003. Available at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1393012|title-id|disp=FHL}}</span>.
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*Adams, James Taylor (1892-1954). ''Wise County Historical Inventory: Family Burying Grounds''. St. Louis, Mo.:&nbsp;R.R. Seibel and D.A. Griffith, 1971. Available at <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="32" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">.
</li></ul>
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*&lt;a href="http://www.nkclifton.com/cemeteries/Cemetery6.html"&gt;Ben Bolling Cemetery&lt;/a&gt;, Flat Gap, Wise Co., VA  
<h4> Census  </h4>
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*Kilgore, Paul. ''Butcher's Fork, American Legion, Skeen's Ridge and Back Valley Cemeteries of Wise County, Virginia''. [West Virginia]: Wis<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1269270521553_691" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1269270521553_546" />e County Historical Society (Va.), [1997?]. Available at <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="30" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">.&nbsp;  
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{VAcensus}}</span> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{USCensusPop |1860=4508 |1870=4785 |1880=7772 |1890=9345 |1900=19653 |1910=34162 |1920=46500 |1930=51167 |1940=52458 |1950=56336 |1960=43579 |1970=35947 |1980=43863 |1990=39573 |2000=40123 }}</span>  
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*Kilgore, Paul. ''Powell Valley Memorial Gardens: Located in Beautiful Powell Valley, Wise County, VA''. Wise, Va.: Wise County Historical Society (Va.), 2003. Available at <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="28" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">.
</p><p><br><i><b>1860 Agriculture Census</b></i>
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==== Census  ====
<ul><li>Weaver, Jeffrey C. <i>The 1860 Agriculture Census of Wise County, Virginia</i>. Clintwood, Va.: Mullins Printing, 1992. Available at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|593610|title-id|disp=FHL}}</span>.
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</li></ul>
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<p><i><b>1890 Union Veterans</b></i>
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<br>'''''1860 Agriculture Census'''''
<ul><li>Turner, Ronald Ray. <i><a href="http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc">Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890</a></i>. Available online, courtesy: <a href="http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm">Prince William County Virginia</a> website. [Includes residents of this county.]
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</li></ul>
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*Weaver, Jeffrey C. ''The 1860 Agriculture Census of Wise County, Virginia''. Clintwood, Va.: Mullins Printing, 1992. Available at <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="22" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">.
<h4> Church  </h4>
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<h4> Court  </h4>
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'''''1890 Union Veterans'''''
<p><i><b>Chancery Court</b></i>
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''&lt;a href="http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc"&gt;Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890&lt;/a&gt;''. Available online, courtesy: &lt;a href="http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm"&gt;Prince William County Virginia&lt;/a&gt; website. [Includes residents of this county.]
<ul><li>Indexes (1855-1925) and images (1855-1912) to Wise County, Virginia Chancery Records are available online through <a href="http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/">Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index</a>. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
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</li></ul>
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==== Church  ====
<h4> Genealogy  </h4>
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<p>More than 25 genealogies have been published about Wise County families. To view a list, visit <a href="Wise County, Virginia Genealogy">Wise County, Virginia Genealogy</a>.  
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==== Court  ====
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<h4> Land  </h4>
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'''''Chancery Court'''''
<h4> Local Histories  </h4>
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<ul><li>Johnson, Charles A. <i>A Narrative History of Wise County, Virginia</i>. Norton, Va.: Norton Press, 1938. Reprint edition, The Overmountain Press, 1988.&nbsp;<span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|121215|item}}</span>; digital version at <a href="http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30038">Ancestry</a> ($); and <a href="http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva3017_wise">World Vital Records</a> ($). <a href="http://books.google.com/books/about/Wise_County_Virginia.html?id=6RyGQfOhl18C">Google Books</a> page.  
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*Indexes (1855-1925) and images (1855-1912) to Wise County, Virginia Chancery Records are available online through &lt;a href="http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/"&gt;Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index&lt;/a&gt;. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
</li><li><i>Wise County: Her Industries, Resources and Prominent Men</i>. Norton, Va.: n.p., 1920. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|625034|item}}</span>; digital version at <a href="http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10410">Ancestry</a> ($).
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</li></ul>
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==== Genealogy  ====
<h4> Maps  </h4>
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<h4> Military  </h4>
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More than 25 genealogies have been published about Wise County families. To view a list, visit &lt;a href="Wise County, Virginia Genealogy"&gt;Wise County, Virginia Genealogy&lt;/a&gt;.  
<h5> <i><b>War of 1812</b></i> </h5>
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<ul><li><i>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...</i> Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|286899|item}}</span> 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ">Google Books</a> and <a href="http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog">Internet Archive</a>. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Wise County, p. 107. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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==== Land  ====
</li></ul>
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<h5> <i><b>Civil War</b></i> </h5>
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==== Local Histories  ====
<p>Virginia, Civil War <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382">Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865</a>
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</p><p>Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865
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*Johnson, Charles A. ''A Narrative History of Wise County, Virginia''. Norton, Va.: Norton Press, 1938. Reprint edition, The Overmountain Press, 1988.&nbsp;<img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="20" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">; digital version at &lt;a href="http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30038"&gt;Ancestry&lt;/a&gt; ($); and &lt;a href="http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva3017_wise"&gt;World Vital Records&lt;/a&gt; ($). &lt;a href="http://books.google.com/books/about/Wise_County_Virginia.html?id=6RyGQfOhl18C"&gt;Google Books&lt;/a&gt; page.  
</p><p><br>Virginia, <i>The Civil War in Wise County, Virginia: 1861-1865</i>. Wise, VA: Wise County Historical Society, 2004. <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/title/civil-war-in-wise-county-virginia-1861-1865/oclc/55613219&amp;referer=brief_results">WorldCat</a> page.  
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*''Wise County: Her Industries, Resources and Prominent Men''. Norton, Va.: n.p., 1920. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="18" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">; digital version at &lt;a href="http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10410"&gt;Ancestry&lt;/a&gt; ($).
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<ul><li>Gobble, Lillian and Rhonda Robertson. <i>Between Brothers: Civil War Soldiers of Wise &amp; Dickenson County [Virginia]</i>. [Big Stone Gap, Va.: L. Gobble &amp; R. Robertson, 200-?]. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1217570|item}}</span>
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==== Maps  ====
</li></ul>
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<h4> <b>Naturalization</b> </h4>
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==== Military  ====
<p><b><br>Virginia <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1877093">Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929</a><br></b>Newspapers  
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===== '''''War of 1812''''' =====
<ul><li><i>The Big Stone Gap Post</i>, Big Stone Gap, VA, 1892-1928. (<a href="http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88061179/">Chronicling America</a>&nbsp;at the Library of Congress)  
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</li><li><i>The Big Stone Post</i>, Big Stone Gap., VA, 1890-1892. (<a href="http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87060150/">Chronicling America</a> at the Library of Congress)  
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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. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="16" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"> 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at &lt;a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ"&gt;Google Books&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog"&gt;Internet Archive&lt;/a&gt;. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Wise County, p. 107. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
</li><li><i><a href="http://www.cvtimes.com/">Clinch Valley Times</a></i>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.thecoalfieldprogress.com/"><i>The Coalfield Progress</i>, <i>The Dickenson Star</i>, and <i>The Post</i></a>
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</li><li>Meade, Angie Bell. <i>A Collection of Obituaries and Other Published Death Notices: Mostly of Russell, Scott and Wise Counties of Virginia, a Few Other Counties, Some Out-of-state: Most Collections Before 1940</i>. Wise, Va.: Wise County Historical Society (Va.), [2000?]. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1008195|item}}</span>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/virginia/wise-county-obituaries.htm">Wise County, Virginia Obituaries</a> (NewspaperObituaries.net)
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Virginia, Civil War &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382"&gt;Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865&lt;/a&gt;
</li></ul>
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<h4> <b>Private Papers</b> </h4>
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Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865  
<p><b><br>Virginia, <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932510">Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007</a></b><a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932510">Probate</a>
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</p>
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<br>Virginia, ''The Civil War in Wise County, Virginia: 1861-1865''. Wise, VA: Wise County Historical Society, 2004. &lt;a href="http://www.worldcat.org/title/civil-war-in-wise-county-virginia-1861-1865/oclc/55613219&amp;referer=brief_results"&gt;WorldCat&lt;/a&gt; page.  
<h4> Research Guides  </h4>
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<ul><li>"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wise County," <i>The Virginia Genealogist</i>, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1980):204-206. Available at <a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285">New England Ancestors</a> ($).
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*Gobble, Lillian and Rhonda Robertson. ''Between Brothers: Civil War Soldiers of Wise &amp; Dickenson County [Virginia]''. [Big Stone Gap, Va.: L. Gobble &amp; R. Robertson, 200-?]. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="14" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">
</li></ul>
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<h4> Taxation  </h4>
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==== '''Naturalization'''  ====
<p><a href="Virginia Tax Lists">How can Virginia tax lists help me?</a>
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'''<br>Virginia &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1877093"&gt;Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929&lt;/a&gt;<br>'''Newspapers  
<ul><li><b>[1857]</b> Weaver, Jeffrey C. <a href="http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/wise1857.htm">The 1857 Wise County, Virginia Land Tax List (Surnames A through M only)</a>, available online, courtesy: <a href="http://www.newrivernotes.com/">New River Notes</a>.
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</li></ul>
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*''The Big Stone Gap Post'', Big Stone Gap, VA, 1892-1928. (&lt;a href="http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88061179/"&gt;Chronicling America&lt;/a&gt;&nbsp;at the Library of Congress)  
<h4> Vital Records  </h4>
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*''The Big Stone Post'', Big Stone Gap., VA, 1890-1892. (&lt;a href="http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87060150/"&gt;Chronicling America&lt;/a&gt; at the Library of Congress)  
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{VAbmd}}</span>
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*''&lt;a href="http://www.cvtimes.com/"&gt;Clinch Valley Times&lt;/a&gt;''
</p><p><i><b>Birth</b></i>
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*&lt;a href="http://www.thecoalfieldprogress.com/"&gt;''The Coalfield Progress'', ''The Dickenson Star'', and ''The Post''&lt;/a&gt;
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*Meade, Angie Bell. ''A Collection of Obituaries and Other Published Death Notices: Mostly of Russell, Scott and Wise Counties of Virginia, a Few Other Counties, Some Out-of-state: Most Collections Before 1940''. Wise, Va.: Wise County Historical Society (Va.), [2000?]. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="12" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">  
<ul><li><i>Wise Co., Va., Births, 1867-1871</i>, MSS., James Taylor Adams Collection, Box 68. St. Louis, Mo.: R.R. Seibel and D.A. Griffith, 1971. Microfilmed reproduction: <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|573473|item}}</span>
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*&lt;a href="http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/virginia/wise-county-obituaries.htm"&gt;Wise County, Virginia Obituaries&lt;/a&gt; (NewspaperObituaries.net)
</li></ul>
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<p><i><b>Death</b></i>
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==== '''Private Papers'''  ====
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<ul><li>Kilgore, Paul and Fred Harry King Funeral Home. <i>Death Records, Fred H. King Funeral Home, 1927-1935</i>. Wise, Va.: Wise County Historical Society (Va.), [1999?]. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1008202|item}}</span>
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'''<br>Virginia, &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932510"&gt;Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007&lt;/a&gt;'''&lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932510"&gt;Probate&lt;/a&gt;
</li><li>Robertson, Rhonda. <i>The Wise County, Virginia Death Register 1856-1894</i>. [Wise, Virginia]: Wise County Historical Society (VA), [200-?]. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1393009|item}}</span>
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</li></ul>
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==== Research Guides  ====
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wise County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1980):204-206. Available at &lt;a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;Da=285"&gt;New England Ancestors&lt;/a&gt; ($).
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==== Taxation  ====
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&lt;a href="Virginia Tax Lists"&gt;How can Virginia tax lists help me?&lt;/a&gt;
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*'''[1857]''' Weaver, Jeffrey C. &lt;a href="http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/wise1857.htm"&gt;The 1857 Wise County, Virginia Land Tax List (Surnames A through M only)&lt;/a&gt;, available online, courtesy: &lt;a href="http://www.newrivernotes.com/"&gt;New River Notes&lt;/a&gt;.
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==== Vital Records  ====
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<img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="10" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">  
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'''''Birth'''''
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*''Wise Co., Va., Births, 1867-1871'', MSS., James Taylor Adams Collection, Box 68. St. Louis, Mo.: R.R. Seibel and D.A. Griffith, 1971. Microfilmed reproduction: <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="8" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">
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'''''Death'''''
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*Kilgore, Paul and Fred Harry King Funeral Home. ''Death Records, Fred H. King Funeral Home, 1927-1935''. Wise, Va.: Wise County Historical Society (Va.), [1999?]. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="6" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">  
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*Robertson, Rhonda. ''The Wise County, Virginia Death Register 1856-1894''. [Wise, Virginia]: Wise County Historical Society (VA), [200-?]. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="4" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==

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Southwest Virginia county.

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County Courthouse

Wise County Courthouse
206 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1248
Room 245
Wise, VA 24293
276-328-6111

  • Circuit Clerk has marriage and divorce records from 1856 as well as probate and land records.[1]
Beginning Dates for Wise County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

History

Gov. Henry A. Wise (1806-1876)

The county is named after Virginia Governor Henry A. Wise (1806-1876), who was in office at the time of Wise County's organization. He later served as a Confederate States Army General during the Civil War.[2]

Parent County

1856--Wise County was created 16 February 1856 from Lee, Russell, and Scott Counties.
County seat: Wise [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

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1860 Agriculture Census

1890 Union Veterans

Church

Court

Chancery Court

  • Indexes (1855-1925) and images (1855-1912) to Wise County, Virginia Chancery Records are available online through <a href="http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/">Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index</a>. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Genealogy

More than 25 genealogies have been published about Wise County families. To view a list, visit <a href="Wise County, Virginia Genealogy">Wise County, Virginia Genealogy</a>.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

War of 1812
Civil War

Virginia, Civil War <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382">Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865</a>

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


Virginia, The Civil War in Wise County, Virginia: 1861-1865. Wise, VA: Wise County Historical Society, 2004. <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/title/civil-war-in-wise-county-virginia-1861-1865/oclc/55613219&referer=brief_results">WorldCat</a> page.

Naturalization


Virginia <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1877093">Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929</a>
Newspapers

Private Papers


Virginia, <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932510">Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007</a>
<a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932510">Probate</a>

Research Guides

Taxation

<a href="Virginia Tax Lists">How can Virginia tax lists help me?</a>

Vital Records

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Birth

Death

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).
  2. "Henry A. Wise," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_A._Wise, accessed 13 January 2012.
 
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