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Augusta County, Virginia
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Augusta County, Virginia Facts

Augusta County was founded in December 15, 1738 and was formed from Orange County (Authorized in 1738, but the government was not formed until 1745. See also Montgomery County) . This county was named for Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, the Princess of Wales.

What is the County Seat of Augusta County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Staunton also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Augusta County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Pendleton County, West Virginia (north), Rockingham County (northeast), Albemarle County (east), Nelson County (southeast), Rockbridge County (southwest), Bath County (west), Highland County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Augusta County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Augusta County include Craigsville, Grottoes (partial). The Independent City of Staunton and Independent City of Waynesboro (incorporated as such in 1902 and 1948 respectively) are located within the boundaries of Augusta County, but are not a part of the county .

Augusta County, VA Vital Records

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

Augusta County, VA Census Records

What Augusta County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Augusta County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Augusta County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Augusta County Courthouse

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

  • Augusta 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 689, Augusta County Courthouse, 1 East Johnson Street, Staunton, VA 24402-0689
    • Phone: (540) 245-5321
    • Marriage Records: 1785 
    • Land Records: 1745
    • Court Records: 1745
    • Probate Records: 1745
  • Augusta County Property Records Search
  • Augusta County Commissioner of the Revenue
  • Augusta County Treasurer
  • Augusta-Staunton Health Department, District Headquarters building, 1414 North Augusta Street, P.O. Box 2126, Staunton, VA 24402; Main Reception: (540) 332-7830
  • 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

Augusta County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Augusta Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Augusta Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Augusta Co. VA General and History Websites

Augusta Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Augusta Co. VA Military Records

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