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Revision as of 16:24, 24 March 2012

Pulaski County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Pulaski County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Pulaski County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1839
County Seat Pulaski
Courthouse
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Pulaski County

Southwest Virginia county.

Contents

County Courthouse

Pulaski County Courthouse

45 Third Street, NW
Suite 101
Pulaski, VA 24301

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1882

div probate court & land recrod from 1839

History

General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779)

The county is named after General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779), a Polish nobleman who died fighting for the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War.

Parent County

1839--Pulaski County was created 30 March 1839 from Montgomery and Wythe Counties.
County seat: Pulaski [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721

Kegley, Mary B. Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at FHL; digital version at BYU Family History Archives. [Includes information from Pulaski County.]


Cemeteries

  • Tombstone Transcription Project Pulaski County - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb

Census

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


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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18403,739
18505,11836.9%
18605,4165.8%
18706,53820.7%
18808,75533.9%
189012,79046.1%
190014,60914.2%
191017,24618.1%
192017,111−0.8%
193020,56620.2%
194022,76710.7%
195027,75821.9%
196027,258−1.8%
197029,5648.5%
198035,22919.2%
199034,496−2.1%
200035,1271.8%
201034,872−0.7%


1840

  • Douthat, James L. 1840 Mountain Empire of Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2001. FHL Collection 975.5 X2d 1840. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Includes Pulaski County.]

1890 Union Veterans

Church

Court

Genealogy 

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

Land

Grants and Patents

Local Histories

  • Pulaski County, Virginia: A Historic and Descriptive Sketch Designed to Show Forth the Natural Advantages, Resources and General Adaptability of the Banner County of Southwest Virginia, to Agriculture, Cattle Raising, and also Commercial and Industrial Enterprises. Pulaski, Va.: Southwest Pub. Co., 1907. Availale at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).

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, Western District, Pulaski County on page 136.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
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, Pulaski County, p. 100. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

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


Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427Civil War service men from Pulaski County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Pulaski County.

Information about the companies that served from Pulaski County can be found:

      1) Pages 257-275, The Land That Is Pulaski County FHL book 975.5775 H2s Pulaski County

       2) FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 29 titled A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865

- 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- 50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- 54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- Dublin Provost Guard (Confederate)(Information about this Pulaski County Guard can be found on page 275 of the preceding reference 1.)

Naturalization


Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929

Newspapers

  


Private Papers


Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007
Probate

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pulaski County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):122-123. Available at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

  • [1839] Personal Property Tax List, 1839, Virginia Appalachian Notes. Roanoke VA: Feb 1983. Vol. 7 Iss. 1.

Vital Records

Indexes to Pulaski 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
Indexes to Pulaski 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

  • Fridley, Beth. Pulaski County, Virginia Births, 1853-93 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

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