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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Craig County'''
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Guide to '''Craig County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
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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>  
 
[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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== Craig County Virginia History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1851'''--Craig County was created 21 March 1851 from [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]], [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]], [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke]] and [[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe]] (West Virginia) Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' New Castle.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1851'''--Craig County was created 21 March 1851 from [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]], [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]], [[Roanoke County, Virginia|Roanoke]] and [[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe]] (West Virginia) Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' New Castle.<ref name="HBG"/>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Lost census: 1890
 
*Lost census: 1890
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Craig County Virginia Genealogy Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== 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  ==
  
==== '''African Americans'''  ====
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'''<br>Freedmen's [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1596147 Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721]'''[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1596147 Cemeteries]
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==== Research Guides  ====
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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 ]($).
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==== African Americans  ====
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*Freedmen's {{RecordSearch|1596147|Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
 
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;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;amp;feature=Cemetery USGS Map], Topozone.com</ref>  
  
 
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
  
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==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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:- [[28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Craig Rifles) and Company D (Craig Mountain Boys).<ref>Frank E. Fields, ''28th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|257424|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 15}}.</ref>
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:- [[28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|28th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Craig Rifles) and Company D (Craig Mountain Boys).<ref>Frank E. Fields, ''28th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|257424|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 15}}.</ref>
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:- [[54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company K (The Roanoke Guards).<ref>George L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''54th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|645812|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 91}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
  
*Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]
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*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932382|Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865}}
*Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427 Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865]
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*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932427|Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865}}
  
==== '''Naturalization<br>''' ====
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
'''<br>Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1877093 Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]'''
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*Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}.
  
==== '''<br>Newspapers''' ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Research Guides ====
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==== Probate Records ====
 
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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. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors ]($).
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*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth. ''Craig County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3989 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1864-1896''' - Craig County Birth Index 1864-1896. Batch {{IGI|C868743}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1865-1937''' - Craig County Marriage Index 1865-1937. Batch {{IGI|M868743}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Death  =====
  
*Fridley, Beth. ''Craig County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3989 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Craig County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4103 Ancestry] ($).
  
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
  
*Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Craig County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-96 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4103 Ancestry] ($).
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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 Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Websites  ==
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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.  
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Craig|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Craig|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/craig/ Cyndi's List]  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/craig/ Cyndi's List]
  
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Guide to Craig County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Craig County, Virginia
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Location in the state of Virginia
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Location of Virginia in the U.S.
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.[1]

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:[2]

  • 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).[3]
- 54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company K (The Roanoke Guards).[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 ($).
  • 1864-1896 - Craig County Birth Index 1864-1896. Batch C868743 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
Death
  • 1853-1896 - Fridley, Beth, comp. Craig County, Virginia Deaths, 1853-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Available at Ancestry ($).
Vital Record Substitutes

Craig County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Craig County Virginia Genealogy Websites

Craig County Virginia Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. USGS Map, Topozone.com
  3. Frank E. Fields, 28th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 15.
  4. George L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 54th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 91.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.