King and Queen County, Virginia

King and Queen County was founded on May 12, 1691 from New Kent County . This county was named for King William III and Queen Mary II.

The King and Queen County Seat is located in King and Queen Court House also, the county government website is www.kingandqueenco.net/ .

Areas bordering to King and Queen County are Caroline County (north), Essex County (northeast), Middlesex County (east), Gloucester County (southeast), James City County (south), New Kent County (southwest), King William County (west).

Cities and towns located in King and Queen County include contains no incorporated towns, and lies well off any interstate highway. It is extremely rural, to the point of being rustic.

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

King and Queen County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

King and Queen County Societies and Family History Resources

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

King and Queen County Courthouse and Government Records


KingQueen County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of King and Queen 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 King and Queen 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 is a T shape and was rebuilt after the fire of 1828. The wings were added in 1859. The courthouse complex had a tavern, jail, courthouse and other buildings.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in King and Queen county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. County court records were lost in fires in 1828 and 1865. One plat book and three mid-nineteenth century Superior Court record books survive.

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.
  • King and Queen 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 67, Court House, King And Queen, VA 23085-0067
    • Phone: (804) 785-5984
    • Marriage Records: 1864
    • Land Records: 1719
    • Court Records: 1864
    • Probate Records: 1831
  • King and Queen County, Virginia, Treasurer
  • King & Queen County Health Department, 167 Courthouse Landing Rd., P.O. Box 8, King & Queen Courthouse, VA 23085; 804-785-6154
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes (lva.virginia.gov) 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.

King and Queen County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to King and Queen 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 King and Queen County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

King and Queen Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

King and Queen Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

King and Queen Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

King and Queen Co. VA Census Records

King and Queen Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

King and Queen Co. VA Church & Bible Records

King and Queen Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

King and Queen Co. VA General and History Websites

King and Queen Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

King and Queen Co. VA Military Records

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