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Greene County, Virginia

Greene County was founded on January 24, 1838 from Orange County . This county was named for Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War general.

The Greene County Seat is located in Stanardsville also, the county government website is ## .

Areas bordering to Greene County are Rockingham County (west), Page County (northwest), Madison County (northeast), Orange County (southeast), Albemarle County (south).

Cities and towns located in Greene County include Stanardsville, Ruckersville, Quinque, Dyke .

Greene 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 Greene County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Greene Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Greene County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Greene County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Greene County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Greene County Courthouse and Government Records

Greene County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Greene County court, probate, and land documents as a resource of genealogy and family history information. Hidden away in Virginia courthouses and archives everywhere are often the aspirations and worries of countless Virginia residents.

The possibilities are great that your ancestors and forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a few elements of their lives in the Greene County court records. Even if your forebears is not mentioned in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

The courthouse was built in 1838 on land donated by Robert Stanard. On October 24, 1979, a fire destroyed the county office and part of the courthouse. The courthouse was restored. A new county administration building was built on the corner of Main Street and Columbia Road, which is now Celt Road. A fire in 1979 destroyed the interior, but the exterior remained intact.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Greene county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Lost the first deed book during the Civil War when it was removed from the courthouse; no records were lost, but some suffered extreme water damage in efforts to put out a fire in the 1970s.

Please make sure to get in touch with the clerk's department to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or requesting information because of many times changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are readily available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. The majority of staff will guide individuals in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the individual to perform the research.
  • Greene 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 386, 22 Court Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973-0386
    • Phone: (434) 985-5208
    • Marriage Records: 1838 
    • Land Records: 1838
    • Court Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1838
  • Greene County (VA) Treasurer
  • Greene County Assessment/Reassessment
  • Greene County Health Department, 50 Stanard Street, PO Box 38, Stanardsville, VA 22973
  • 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.

Greene County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Greene 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. Feel free to provide your own favorite Greene County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Greene Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Greene Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Greene Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Greene Co. VA Census Records

Greene Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Greene Co. VA Church & Bible Records

Greene Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Greene Co. VA General and History Websites

Greene Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Greene Co. VA Military Records

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