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Guide to Warren County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Warren County, Virginia
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Facts
Founded March 9, 1836
County Seat Front Royal
Courthouse

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Warren County, Virginia Courthouse

Warren County Courthouse, Front Royal, Va.

Warren County Courthouse 
1 East Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: 540-635-2435

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1836
   [1]

Beginning Dates for Warren County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1836 1853 1840 1836 1836

Warren County, Virginia History

Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-1775)

The county is named after Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-1775), "American Revolutionary War officer, who sent Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride."[2][3]

Parent County

1836--Warren County was created 9 March 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah Counties.
County seat: Front Royal [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Warren County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Resources

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Research Guides

  • Good, Rebecca H. and Rebecca A. Ebert. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia: A Genealogical Guide. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1998. 4th ed. FHL Book 975 D27e 1998

African American

Warren County, Virginia cohabitation records are available online.

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872

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 Warren County, Virginia census records online, see: Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18405,627
18506,60717.4%
18606,442−2.5%
18705,716−11.3%
18807,39929.4%
18908,28011.9%
19008,8376.7%
19108,589−2.8%
19208,8523.1%
19308,340−5.8%
194011,35236.1%
195014,80130.4%
196014,655−1.0%
197015,3014.4%
198021,20038.6%
199026,14223.3%
200031,58420.8%



1890 Union Veterans

Church

Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

Court

Genealogy

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

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

  • Massanutten Area Atlas. Original records, Shenandoah County Archives, Woodstock, Va. Microfilmed reproduction available at FHL. [This is a bound book of hand drawn maps showing property boundaries for grant map, ca. 1748-1915. It covers parts of Shenandoah, Warren and Page counties.]

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 version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Warren 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 Book 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, Warren County, p. 106. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Warren 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 Warren County, Virginia:

- 12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E and I.[7]
- 17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (Warren Rifles).[8]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[9]
- 49th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company E (Warren Blues).[10]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Warren County:

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Warren County, Virginia newspapers.

Private Papers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Warren 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

Marriage
  • 1836-1913 - Warren County Marriage Index 1836-1913. Batch M868694 (broken link) at FamilySearch - free.[15]
Death

Warren County, Virginia deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

Vital Record Substitutes

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

 

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Warren County, Virginia. Page 722 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. "List of counties in Virginia," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  6. William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas W. Marshall and John Cox, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Bros., 1950). Vol. 6. FHL Book 973 D2he 1993 v. 6.
  7. Dennis E. Frye, 12th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 42.
  8. Lee A. Wallace, 17th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 67.
  9. Roger U. Delauter, 18th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18.
  10. Richard B. Kleese, 49th Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 2002). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 138.
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  13. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)
  14. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August 2012).
  15. 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.


 

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