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Buckingham County, Virginia
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Buckingham County, Virginia Facts

When was Buckingham County, VA Created?
Buckingham County was established on April 07, 1758 from Albemarle County . This county was named for either the English county of Buckinghamshire or for the Duke of Buckingham

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

What counties are adjacent to Buckingham County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Fluvanna County (northeast), Cumberland County (east), Prince Edward County (south), Appomattox County (southwest), Nelson County (west), Albemarle County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Buckingham County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Buckingham County include  Dillwyn and Arvonia.

Buckingham County, VA Vital Records

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

Buckingham County, VA Census Records

What Buckingham County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Buckingham 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.

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

Buckingham County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Buckingham County Courthouse

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

  • Buckingham 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: 13061 W. James Anderson Hwy., P. O. Box 107, Buckingham, VA 23921-0107
    • Phone: (434) 969-4734
    • Marriage Records: 1784 
    • Land Records: 1762
    • Court Records: 1869
    • Probate Records: 1868
  • Buckingham County Treasurer
  • Another resource is the Buckingham County Health Department, P.O. Box 198, Highway 60, Buckingham, VA 23921; Phone: (434) 969-4244
  • 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

Buckingham County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Buckingham Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Buckingham Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Buckingham Co. VA General and History Websites

Buckingham Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Buckingham Co. VA Military Records

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