Bath County, Virginia

Bath County was founded 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.

The Bath County Seat is located in Warm Springs also, the county government website is www.bathcountyva.org/ .

Areas bordering to Bath County are Highland County (north), Augusta County (northeast), Rockbridge County (east), Alleghany County (south), Greenbrier County, West Virginia (southwest), Pocahontas County, West Virginia (west).

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 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.

Bath County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

Bath County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Bath County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Bath County Courthouse and Government Records


Bath County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Bath County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of genealogy and family history information. Hidden away in Virginia courthouses and archives everywhere are often the aspirations and worries of countless Virginia residents.

The possibilities are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a few elements of their lives in the Bath County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Please make sure to get in touch with the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of many times changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the individual to perform the research.

The following information indicates what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Bath County. The dates stated listed below could be the first known documents for this particular county.

Please make sure to get in touch with the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of many times changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the individual to perform the research.
  • Bath 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 180, Courthouse, Warm Springs, VA 24484-0180
    • Phone: (540) 839-7226
    • Marriage Records: 1791 
    • Land Records: 1791
    • Court Records: 1791
    • Probate Records: 1791
  • Bath Caounty County Government Services
  • Bath County Commissioner of the Revenue - 540-839-7231
  • Bath County Health Department, Court House Square, P.O. Box 120, Warm Springs, VA 24482; Main Reception: (540) 839-7246
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes (lva.virginia.gov) 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.

Bath County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related 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. Feel free to provide your own favorite Bath County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Bath Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bath Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Bath Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Bath Co. VA Census Records

Bath Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Bath Co. VA Church & Bible Records

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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