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Fluvanna County, Virginia
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Fluvanna County, Virginia Facts

When was Fluvanna County, VA Created?
Fluvanna County was established on June 03, 1777 from Albemarle County . This county was named for the Latin name for the James River, which itself translates to "Annie's River" in honor of Queen Anne.

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

What counties are adjacent to Fluvanna County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Louisa County (north), Goochland County (east), Cumberland County (southeast), Buckingham County (south), Albemarle County (west).

What cities and towns are in Fluvanna County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Fluvanna County include Columbia, Lake Monticello and Palmyra.

Fluvanna County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Fluvanna County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fluvanna 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 Fluvanna County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Fluvanna 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 Fluvanna County Health Department, Route 15, County Office Building, PO Box 136, Palmyra, VA 22963; 434-591-1960

Fluvanna County, VA Census Records

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

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

Fluvanna County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Fluvanna County Courthouse

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

  • Fluvanna 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: 72 Main Street, P. O. Box 550, Palmyra, VA 22963
    • Phone: (434) 591-1970
    • Marriage Records: 1777 
    • Land Records: 1777
    • Court Records: 1777
    • Probate Records: 1777
  • Fluvanna County Property Records Search
  • 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

Fluvanna County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Fluvanna Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Fluvanna Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fluvanna Co. VA General and History Websites

Fluvanna Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fluvanna Co. VA Military Records

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