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Loudoun County, Virginia Facts

When was Loudoun County, VA Created?
Loudoun County was established on May 17, 1757 from Fairfax County . This county was named for John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun, British Commander-in-Chief, North America during the Seven Years War .

What is the County Seat of Loudoun County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Leesburg also, the county government website is www.loudoun.gov/ .

What counties are adjacent to Loudoun County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Fairfax County (east), Prince William County (southeast), Fauquier County (south), Jefferson County, West Virginia (west), Clarke County (west), Washington County, Maryland (northwest, across the Potomac River), Frederick County, Maryland (north, across the Potomac River), Montgomery County, Maryland (east, across the Potomac River).

What cities and towns are in Loudoun County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Loudoun County include Hamilton, Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville and Round Hill .


Loudoun County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Loudoun County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Loudoun 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 Loudoun County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Loudoun 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 Loudoun County Health Department


Loudoun County, VA Census Records

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

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


Loudoun County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Loudoun County Courthouse

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

The Loudoun County Courthouse, first occupied in 1895, is the third on this site, which was designated for that use on the 1759 plat of Leesburg. On 12 Aug. 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read from the doorway of the first courthouse. The second was built of brick in the Federal style about 1811. The Marquis de Lafayette, onhis grand tour of the United States, was entereatined here on 9 Aug. 1825. President John Quincy Adams and former president James Monroe, who then lived near Leesburg, escorted him. In 1894, the Norris brothers, of Leesburg, built this courthouse, designed by William C. West, of Richmond, in the Classical style.


Old Loudoun County
Virginia Courthouse

Loudoun County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Loudoun Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Loudoun Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Loudoun Co. VA General and History Websites

Loudoun Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Loudoun Co. VA Military Records

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