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Appomattox County, Virginia Facts

When was Appomattox County, VA Created?
Appomattox County was established on February 8, 1845 and was formed from parts of Buckingham County, Campbell County, Prince Edward County and Charlotte County. (additional part of Campbell County added in 1858 ) . This county was named for the Appomattox River.

What is the County Seat of Appomattox County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Appomattox also, the county government website is www.appomattoxcountyva.gov/ .

What counties are adjacent to Appomattox County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Nelson County (north), Buckingham County (northeast), Prince Edward County (southeast), Charlotte County (south), Campbell County (southwest), Amherst County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Appomattox County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Appomattox County include Appomattox and Pamplin City .


Appomattox County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Appomattox County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Appomattox 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 Appomattox County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Appomattox 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.


Appomattox County, VA Census Records

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

Appomattox Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Appomattox Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Appomattox 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


Appomattox County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Appomattox County Courthouse

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

  • Appomattox 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: 297 Court Street, Suite B, P. O. Box 672, Appomattox, VA 24522-0672
    • Phone: (434) 352-5275
    • Marriage Records: 1892 
    • Land Records: 1892
    • Court Records: 1892
    • Probate Records: 1892
  • Appomattox County Assessor's Office
  • Appomattox County Treasurer's Office
  • Another resource is the Another resource is the Appomattox County Health Department, 475 Court Street, Appomattox, Va. 24522; Phone: 434-352-2313; Fax: 434-352-0232
  • 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

Appomattox County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Appomattox County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Appomattox 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.

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