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Buchanan County, Virginia
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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 . This county was named for James Buchanan, fifteenth U.S. President.

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

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).

What cities and towns are in Buchanan County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Buchanan County include Grundy .

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.

  • Buchanan 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 929, Courthouse, Grundy, VA 24614
    • Phone: (276) 935-6567
    • Marriage Records: 1885 
    • Land Records: 1885
    • Court Records: 1885
    • Probate Records: 1880
  • Buchanan County Treasurer
  • Another resource is the Buchanan County Health Department, PO Box 618, 1051 Rosebud Rd, Grundy, Va 24614; Phone: 276-935-4591
  • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
  • 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

Buchanan County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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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