Buckingham County, Virginia

Buckingham County was founded on April 07, 1758 from Albemarle County . This county was named for either the English county of Buckinghamshire or for the Duke of Buckingham

The Buckingham County Seat is located in Buckingham also, the county government website is www.buckinghamcountyva.org/ .

Areas bordering to Buckingham County are Fluvanna County (northeast), Cumberland County (east), Prince Edward County (south), Appomattox County (southwest), Nelson County (west), Albemarle County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Buckingham County include  Dillwyn and Arvonia.

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.

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

Buckingham County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Buckingham County Courthouse and Government Records


Buckingham County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Buckingham 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 Buckingham 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.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Buckingham county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. County court records were destroyed by fire in 1869. One plat book survived and some wills and deeds were later recorded.

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.
  • 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
  • Buckingham County Health Department, P.O. Box 198, Highway 60, Buckingham, VA 23921; Phone: (434) 969-4244
  • 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.

Buckingham County Links

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

Buckingham Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Buckingham Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Buckingham Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Buckingham Co. VA Census Records

Buckingham Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Buckingham Co. VA Church & Bible Records

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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