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Arlington County, Virginia
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Location in the state of Virginia
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Location of Virginia in the U.S.
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Founded March 13, 1847
County Seat Arlington
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Arlington County Courthouse

History

[[Image:1st_Earl_of_Arlington.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington (1618-1685)

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Known as Alexandria County until 1920, when it was renamed Arlington County. The county was named after Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington (1618-1685), an English statesman.[1] 

Parent County

1847--Arlington County was created 13 March 1847 from Fairfax County. County seat: Arlington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

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

  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Ball Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Ball-Carlin Family Graveyard
  • Basil Halls Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Berry-Whitehead Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Birch Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Birch-Campbell Graveyard
  • Birch-Payne Family Graveyard
  • Calloway Cemetery
  • Columbia Gardens Cemetery
  • Corbett Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Custis Burying Ground
  • Deuterman Family Graveyard
  • Donaldson Family Graveyard
  • Donaldson Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Harrison Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Hicks Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Lomax Cemetery
  • Marcey Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Mary Randolph Grave
  • Mills Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Minor Family Cemetery (historical)
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • Pelham Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Phillips Family Graveyard
  • Saint Charles School Cemetery
  • Shelley Graveyard (historical)
  • Southern-Shreve Family Graveyard
  • Syphax Family Graveyard
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Walker Chapel Cemetery
  • Winslow-Whiting-Wilson Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Wunder Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Decker, K. and Angus McSween. Historic Arlington: A History of the National Cemetery from Its Establishment to the Present Time, with Sketches of the Historic Personages Who Occupied the Estate Previous to Its Seizure by the National Government... Decker and McSween Pub. Co., 1892. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Smith, F.H. Memorial Ceremonies at the National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Under the Auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic, May 30, 1868. Washington, D.C.: McGill & Witherow, Printers and Stereotypers, 1868. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Tombstone Transcription Project Arlington County (including Arlington National Cemetery) - transcriptions and photos -  USGenWeb

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 5,949
1810 8,552 43.8%
1820 9,703 13.5%
1830 9,573 −1.3%
1840 9,967 4.1%
1850 10,008 0.4%
1860 12,652 26.4%
1870 16,755 32.4%
1880 17,546 4.7%
1890 18,597 6.0%
1900 6,430 −65.4%
1910 10,231 59.1%
1920 16,040 56.8%
1930 26,615 65.9%
1940 57,040 114.3%
1950 135,449 137.5%
1960 163,401 20.6%
1970 174,284 6.7%
1980 152,599 −12.4%
1990 170,936 12.0%
2000 189,453 10.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

Church

Church of England

  • The Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book (1732-1785) and the proceedings of the Overseers of the Poor (1787-1802). Digitized images available online at Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Minutes.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Arlington

Court

Indexed images of Arlington County, Virginia Chancery Records 1790-1842 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.[4]

Genealogy 

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
General

As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Arlington, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 4,500 entries.

Arlington County, Virginia Surnames (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to more than 50 online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.

Bibliography
  • [Duncan] Dobson, Mary Ann Duncan. Duncan Research Files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson. MSS. 1975-1999. FHL Film 795592 Item 5 Includes Arlington County and Alexandria families.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Research Guides

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL 975 E4w v. 4. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Alexandria County is included in Vol. 4.]
  • [1829] A List of Tithables for the Town Part of the County of Alexandria, 1829. Original records, Arlington County Courthouse in Arlington, Virginia; FHL copy: FHL 1902939 Item 4.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. "Arlington County, Virginia," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_County,_Virginia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. USGS Map, Trails.com
  4. "Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability," Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).

 

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