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Cumberland County, Virginia
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Cumberland County, Virginia Facts

When was Cumberland County, VA Created?
Cumberland County was established on March 23, 1748 from Goochland County . This county was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, British general, politician, and son of King George II .

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

What counties are adjacent to Cumberland County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Goochland County (northeast), Powhatan County (east), Amelia County (southeast), Prince Edward County (south), Buckingham County (west), Fluvanna County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Cumberland County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Cumberland County include Cumberland.

Cumberland County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Cumberland County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cumberland 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 Cumberland County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Cumberland 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. Another resource is the Cumberland County Health Department, P.O. Box 107, 726 Foster Road, Cumberland, VA 23040; Phone:(804) 492-4661

Cumberland County, VA Census Records

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

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

Cumberland County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Cumberland County Courthouse

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

Cumberland County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Cumberland Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Cumberland Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cumberland Co. VA General and History Websites

Cumberland Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cumberland Co. VA Military Records

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