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Grayson County, Virginia
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Grayson County, Virginia Facts

When was Grayson County, VA Created?
Grayson County was established on November 07, 1792 from Wythe County (Part of Patrick County was added in 1810) . This county was named for William Grayson, U.S. Senator from Virginia .

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

What counties are adjacent to Grayson County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Johnson County, Tennessee (southwest), Washington County (west), Smyth County (northwest), Wythe County (northeast), Ashe County, North Carolina (south), Alleghany County, North Carolina (south), Surry County, North Carolina (southeast), Carroll County (east).

What cities and towns are in Grayson County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Grayson County include Fries, Independence, Troutdale, Mouth of Wilson and Elk Creek .

Grayson County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Grayson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Grayson 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 Grayson County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Grayson 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 Grayson County Health Department, 186 West Main Street, PO Box 650, Independence, VA 24348; (276) 773-2961

Grayson County, VA Census Records

What Grayson County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grayson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Grayson County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Grayson County Courthouse

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

  • Grayson 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: P. O. Box 130, 129 Davis Street, Independence, VA 24348-0130
    • Phone: (276) 773-2231
    • Marriage Records: 1793 
    • Land Records: 1793
    • Court Records: 1793
    • Probate Records: 1793
  • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
  • 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

Grayson County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Grayson Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Grayson Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grayson Co. VA General and History Websites

Grayson Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grayson Co. VA Military Records

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