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Buchanan County, Virginia Facts

When was Buchanan County, VA Created?
Buchanan County was established on February 16, 1858 and was formed from Russell and Tazewell County .

What is the County Seat of Buchanan County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Grundy also, the county government website is www.buchanancountyinfo.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Buchanan County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Mingo County, West Virginia (north-northeast), McDowell County, West Virginia (east), Tazewell County (southeast), Russell County (south), Dickenson County (southwest), Pike County, Kentucky (northwest).


Buchanan County, VA Vital Records

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


Buchanan County, VA Census Records

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

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


Buchanan County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Buchanan County Courthouse

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

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

Buchanan Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Buchanan Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Buchanan Co. VA General and History Websites

Buchanan Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Buchanan Co. VA Military Records

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