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Greene County, Virginia
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Boundary map of Greene 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 1838
County Seat Stanardsville
Courthouse
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Greene County

Northern Virginia county in the Piedmont region.

Contents

County Courthouse

Greene County Courthouse, Stanardsville, Va.
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 386
Standardsville, VA 22973-0386
Beginning Dates for Greene County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1838 1853 1840 1835 1839

History

General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786)

The county is named after Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786).

Parent County

1838--Greene County was created 24 January 1838 from Orange County.
County seat: Stanardsville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18404,232
18504,4004.0%
18605,02214.1%
18704,634−7.7%
18805,83025.8%
18905,622−3.6%
19006,21410.5%
19106,93711.6%
19206,369−8.2%
19305,980−6.1%
19405,218−12.7%
19504,745−9.1%
19604,715−0.6%
19705,24811.3%
19807,62545.3%
199010,29735.0%
200015,24448.0%

Church

Court

Genealogy

Several genealogies have been published about Greene County families. To view a list, visit Greene County, Virginia Genealogy.

Land

Grants and Patents

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Greene County on pages 130-131.]
War of 1812
  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Greene County.]
  • 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, Greene County, p. 82. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Newspapers

Probate

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Greene County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1968):106-107. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Greene 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

Beth Fridley has published abstracts of Greene County, Virginia birth records online at Ancestry:

  • Greene County, Virginia Births, 1853-1871 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Greene County, Virginia Births, 1872-1878 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Greene County, Virginia Births, 1879-1887 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Greene County, Virginia Births, 1888-1896 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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

 

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