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==== Court  ====
==== Genealogy  ====
==== 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|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
===== General  =====
As of November 2010, a query for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=Dickenson+Virginia&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search individuals born in Dickenson, Virginia] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', results in more than 10,000 entries.
[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/VA/Dickenson/ Dickenson County, Virginia Surnames] (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to several online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.
Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Dickenson County families include:
*Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. ''E. J. Sutherland Collection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965''. MSS., {{FHL|318813|item}} [Includes Dickenson Co. families, 1650-1964 and Dickenson Co. genealogy 1732-1933.]
*Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. ''Some Sandy Basin Characters''. Clintwood, Va.: E.J. Sutherland, 1962. 1985 reprint: {{FHL|573586|item}}
===== Bibliography  =====
*'''[Amburgey]''' Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. ''E. J. Sutherland Cllection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965''. MSS., {{FHL|318813|item}}
*'''[Beverly]''' Adkins, Frank M. "A Historical Sketch of the Beverlys," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 19 (Feb. 1981):14-20. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981)}}.
*'''[Colley]''' Boardman, Elizabeth Joye Mabe. ''Thomas Colley Family: Russell County, Virginia; Washington County, Virginia; Dickenson County, Virginia; Buchanan County, Virginia; Smyth County, Virginia''. [Palm Coast, Florida]: J. Boardman, 2001. {{FHL|1034663|item}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH15,25396 BYU Family History Archives].
*'''[Counts]''' ''See Amburgey''.
*'''[Crabtree]''' Steele, Fannie Lane and Ina Jean Stanley Dotson. ''The Crabtree-Stanley Collection: A Memorial, a Collection of the Ancestry and Descendants of James Crabtree and James Stanley''. Wise, Virginia: F.L. Steele, 1996. {{FHL|788577|item}}
*'''[Ervin]''' Ervin, Maxwell. ''Clan Ervin: Russell and Dickenson Counties, Virginia''. Springfield, Massachusetts: M. Ervin, 2008. {{FHL|1685097|item}}
*'''[Fuller]''' Wilcox, Roxie Hammill. ''Some Fullers of Buchanan and Dickenson Counties in Virginia: And Their Descendants''. Portland, Oregon: R.H. Wilcox, 1977. {{FHL|1318065|item}}
*'''[Kiser]''' Kiser, Esther. ''Sandy Ridge Kiser - Powers Kinsfolks''. Cleveland, Va.: E. Kiser, 1986. {{FHL|630829|item}}
*'''[Lane]''' Steele, Fannie Lane. ''The Lane Family: The Ancestry and Descendants of General Jackson Lane and Allied Families: Crabtree, Estep, Hutchinson, Powers, Ritchie, Roberson, Russell''. Wise, Virginia: F.L. Steele, 1991. {{FHL|594739|item}}
*'''[Mullins]''' Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. "The Mullins Family in Dickenson County," ''The Cumberland Empire'', Vol. 4 (Oct. 1932). {{FHL|1021227|item}}
*'''[Rose]''' Johnson, Denver G. ''My Rose Family of Dickenson County, Virginia -- and Beyond: A Genealogy of My Mother’s Rose Family of Southwest Virginia''. n.p.: D.G. Johnson, 2009. {{FHL|1628059|item}}
*'''[Stanley]''' ''See Crabtree''.
*'''[Sutherland]''' ''See Amburgey''.
*'''[Taylor]''' Owens, Jane E. Bolton. ''Owens Family: And Related Families''. San Diego, Calif.: J.B. Owens, 1989. {{FHL|491080|item}}
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Revision as of 19:46, 16 November 2011

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Dickenson County

Southwest Virginia county.

Location of Dickenson County, Virginia
Dickenson County Boundary Map

County Courthouse


Parent County

1880--Dickenson County was created 3 March 1880 from Buchanan, Russell and Wise Counties.
County seat: Clintwood [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




Historical populations
Census Pop.

1890 Union Veterans


  • Vanover, Gregory Lynn, Joan Short Vanover, and Barbara Kendrick Vanover. Dickenson County, Virginia, 1900 Federal Census. Pound, Virginia: G.L. Vanover, 1984. Available at FHL.



  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. Sand Lick Primitive Baptist Church, the First Hundred Years, 1837-1937: A History of the Oldest Religious Organization in Dickenson County, Virginia. 1937; reprint, [Clintwood, Virginia?]: Mullins Printing, 1985. Available at FHL.




Local Histories

  • Giles, Albert William. The Geology and Coal Resources of Dickenson County, Virginia. University of Virginia, 1921. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Schwab, W.G. The Forests of Dickenson County, Virginia. Charlottesville, Va., 1917. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. Meet Virginia's Baby: A Brief Pictorial History of Dickenson County, Virginia, from Its Formation in 1880 to 1955, with Stress on Pioneer Background. Clintwood, Va.: E.J. Sutherland, 1955. 1975 reprint available at FHL.
  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper and Hetty Swindall Sutherland. Pioneer Recollections of Southwest Virginia. Clintwood, Va.: H.S. Sutherland, G.L. Vanover, and J.S. Vanover, 1984. Available at FHL.



Civil War

  • Gobble, Lillian and Rhonda Robertson. Between Brothers: Civil War Soldiers of Wise & Dickenson County [Virginia]. [Big Stone Gap, Virginia: L. Gobble & R. Robertson, 200-?]. Available at FHL.


Private Papers

  • Dickenson County, Virginia, Family Bible Records, 1934-1935. Clintwood, Virginia: Mullins Printing, 1999. Available at FHL.


Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Dickenson County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1964):124-126. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).


Vital Records

  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. E. J. Sutherland Collection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965. MSS., available at FHL. [Includes Dickenson County Vital Statistics, 1830-1938.]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers



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