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Bath County, Virginia
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Bath County, Virginia Facts

When was Bath County, VA Created?
Bath County was established on December 14, 1790 and was formed from Augusta County, Botetourt County and Greenbrier County (West Virginia) . This county was named for the town of Bath in England.

What is the County Seat of Bath County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Warm Springs also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Bath County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Highland County (north), Augusta County (northeast), Rockbridge County (east), Alleghany County (south), Greenbrier County, West Virginia (southwest), Pocahontas County, West Virginia (west).

What cities and towns are in Bath County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Bath County include Armstrong, Ashwood, Bacova, Bacova Junction, Bath Alum, Bolar, Burnsville, Carloover, Chimney Run, Crowdertown, Fort Lewis, Green Valley, Healing Springs, Hot Springs, McClung, Millboro, Millboro Springs, Mitchelltown, Mountain Grove, Sunrise, Switch Back, Thomastown, Tinkertown, Warm Springs, West Warm Springs, Williamsville, Yost.

Bath County, VA Vital Records

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

Bath County, VA Census Records

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

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

Bath County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Bath County Courthouse

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

Bath County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Bath Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Bath Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bath Co. VA General and History Websites

Bath Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bath Co. VA Military Records

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