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Frederick County, Virginia
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Frederick County, Virginia Facts

When was Frederick County, VA Created?
Frederick County was established on December 15, 1738 from Orange County (part of Augusta County was added later. Authorized in 1738, but the government was not formed until 1743) . This county was named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George II .

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

What counties are adjacent to Frederick County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Clarke County (east), Warren County (south), Shenandoah County (southwest), Hardy County, West Virginia (southwest), Hampshire County, West Virginia (west), Morgan County, West Virginia (north), Berkeley County, West Virginia (northeast).

What cities and towns are in Frederick County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Frederick County include Winchester, Middletown and Stephens City.

Frederick County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Frederick County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Frederick 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 Frederick County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Frederick 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 Frederick / Winchester Health Department, 10 Baker Street, Winchester, VA 22601; Phone: (540) 722-3470

Frederick County, VA Census Records

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

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

Frederick County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Frederick County Courthouse

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

Frederick County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Frederick Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Frederick Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Frederick Co. VA General and History Websites

Frederick Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Frederick Co. VA Military Records

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