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Alleghany County, Virginia Facts

When was Alleghany County, VA Created?
Alleghany County was established on January 05, 1822 and was formed from  Bath County, Botetout County and Monroe County, West Virginia in 1822, additional parts of Bath County (1823) and Monroe County, West Virginia (1843) were added . This county was named for the Alleghany Mountains

What is the County Seat of Alleghany County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Covington also, the county government website is www.alleghanycounty.us/ .

What counties are adjacent to Alleghany County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Bath County (north), Rockbridge County (east), Botetourt County (southeast), Craig County (south), Monroe County, West Virginia (southwest), Greenbrier County, West Virginia (west).

What cities and towns are in Alleghany County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Alleghany County include Covington, Clifton Forge, Iron Gate, Low Moor and Selma.


Alleghany County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Alleghany County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Alleghany County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Alleghany County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Alleghany Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. Another resource is the Clifton Forge Health Department, 322 Jefferson Avenue, P. O. Box 15, Clifton Forge, VA 24422; Phone: (540) 862-4131 and Covington Health Department, 321 Beech Street | P.O. Box 747, Covington, VA 24426; Phone: (540) 962-2173


Alleghany County, VA Census Records

What Alleghany County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Alleghany County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Alleghany Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Alleghany Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Alleghany Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide


Alleghany County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Allegheny County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Allegheny County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Allegheny County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide

  • Alleghany County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
    • Address: P. O. Box 670, Courthouse, 266 West Main Street, Covington, VA 24426-0670
    • Phone: (540) 965-1730
    • Marriage Records: 1801 
    • Land Records: 1669
    • Court Records: 1778
    • Probate Records: 1772
  • Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes - County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia's counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia's counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library's collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.
  • Virginia County Records, Volume, VI, VII , IX, X - The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
  • BLM Land Records

Alleghany County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Alleghany County, VA?
A list of Alleghany County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Alleghany County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Alleghany County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Alleghany County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Alleghany Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Alleghany Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Alleghany Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Alleghany Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Alleghany Co. VA Military Records

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