Carroll County, Virginia
Genealogy and Facts

Carroll County was founded 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.

The Carroll County Seat is located in Hillsville also, the county government website is www.carrollcountyva.org/ .

Areas bordering to Carroll County are Grayson County (west), Wythe County (northwest), Pulaski County (north), Floyd County (northeast), Patrick County (southeast), Surry County, North Carolina (south).

Cities and towns located in Carroll County include Cana, Fancy Gap, Hillsville and Woodlawn.

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.

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

Carroll County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Carroll County Courthouse and Government Records


Carroll County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Carroll 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 Carroll 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.

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.

The following information indicates what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Carroll County. The dates stated listed below could be the first known documents for this particular county.

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.
  • 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
  • Carroll County Health Department, 605-15 Pine Street, Hillsville, VA 24343; Phone: (276) 728-2166
  • 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.

Carroll County Links

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

Carroll Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Carroll Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Carroll Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Carroll Co. VA Census Records

Carroll Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Carroll Co. VA Church & Bible Records

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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