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Chesterfield County, Virginia Facts

When was Chesterfield County, VA Created?
Chesterfield County was established on May 1, 1749 from Henrico County . This county was named for Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, British politician and Lord of the Bedchamber.

What is the County Seat of Chesterfield County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Chesterfield also, the county government website is www.chesterfield.gov/ .

What counties are adjacent to Chesterfield County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Henrico County (northeast), Charles City County (east), Prince George County (southeast), Dinwiddie County (south), Amelia County (southwest), Powhatan County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Chesterfield County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Chesterfield County include Bellwood, Bensley, Bermuda Hundred, Bon Air, Centralia, Chester, Chesterfield Court House, Enon, Ettrick, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Midlothian, Mosley and Winterpock.


Chesterfield County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Chesterfield County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Chesterfield 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. Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, P.O. Box 100, Chesterfield, VA 23832; (804) 748-1691


Chesterfield County, VA Census Records

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

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


Chesterfield County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Chesterfield County Courthouse

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


Old Chesterfield County Virginia Courthouse

Chesterfield County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Chesterfield Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Chesterfield Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Chesterfield Co. VA General and History Websites

Chesterfield Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Chesterfield Co. VA Military Records

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