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Carroll County, Virginia
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Carroll County, Virginia Facts

When was Carroll County, VA Created?
Carroll County was established on  January 17, 1842 from Grayson County (Part of Patrick County was added in 1856) . This county was named for Charles Carroll, last living signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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

What counties are adjacent to Carroll County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Grayson County (west), Wythe County (northwest), Pulaski County (north), Floyd County (northeast), Patrick County (southeast), Surry County, North Carolina (south).

What cities and towns are in Carroll County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Carroll County include Cana, Fancy Gap, Hillsville and Woodlawn.

Carroll County, VA Vital Records

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

Carroll County, VA Census Records

What Carroll County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Carroll County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Carroll County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Carroll County Courthouse

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

  • Carroll 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.
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    • Marriage Records: 1842 
    • Land Records: 1842
    • Court Records: 1842
    • Probate Records: 1842
  • Carroll County Treasurer
  • Carroll County Assessor
  • Carroll County Administrators Office, P.O. Box 515, Hillsville, VA 24343-0515, (540) 728-333
  • Another resource is the Carroll County Health Department, 605-15 Pine Street, Hillsville, VA 24343; Phone: (276) 728-2166
  • 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

Carroll County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Carroll Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Carroll Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carroll Co. VA General and History Websites

Carroll Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carroll Co. VA Military Records

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