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Greensville County, Virginia Facts

When was Greensville County, VA Created?
Greensville County was established on November 28, 1780 from Brunswick County (Additional part of Brunswick County was added in 1787 and part of Sussex County was added in 1802) . This county was named for Richard Grenville, commander of the English expedition to found Roanoke Colony.

What is the County Seat of Greensville County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Emporia also, the county government website is www.greensvillecountyva.gov .

What counties are adjacent to Greensville County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Brunswick County (west), Dinwiddie County (north), Sussex County (northeast), Southampton County (east), Northampton County, North Carolina (south).

What cities and towns are in Greensville County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Greensville County include Jarratt, Skippers, Emporia .


Greensville County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Greensville County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Greensville 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 Greensville County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Greensville 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 Greensville/Emporia Health Department, 140 Uriah Branch Way, Emporia, Virginia 23847; (434) 348-4235


Greensville County, VA Census Records

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

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


Greensville County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Greensville County Courthouse

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


Old Greensville County Virginia Courthouse

In 1781 when the county was created Emporia was selected as the county seat because of its central location and the courthouse was built in 1787.

  • Greensville 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 631, 337 South Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847-0631
    • Phone: (434) 348-4215
    • Marriage Records: 1781 
    • Land Records: 1781
    • Court Records: 1781
    • Probate Records: 1781
  • 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

Greensville County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Greensville Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Greensville Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Greensville Co. VA General and History Websites

Greensville Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Greensville Co. VA Military Records

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