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Greene County, Virginia
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Greene County, Virginia Facts

When was Greene County, VA Created?
Greene County was established on January 24, 1838 from Orange County . This county was named for Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War general.

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

What counties are adjacent to Greene County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Rockingham County (west), Page County (northwest), Madison County (northeast), Orange County (southeast), Albemarle County (south).

What cities and towns are in Greene County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Greene County include Stanardsville, Ruckersville, Quinque, Dyke .

Greene County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Greene County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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.

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 Greene County Health Department, 50 Stanard Street, PO Box 38, Stanardsville, VA 22973

Greene County, VA Census Records

What Greene County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Greene County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available 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. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide

Greene County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Greene County Courthouse

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

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.

  • 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
  • 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

Greene County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Greene Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

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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