Loudoun County, Virginia
Genealogy and Facts

Loudoun County was founded 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 .

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

Areas bordering to Loudoun County 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).

Cities and towns located in Loudoun County include Hamilton, Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville and Round Hill .

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.

Loudoun 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.

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.

Loudoun County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Loudoun County Courthouse and Government Records


Loudoun County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Loudoun 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 Loudoun 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 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.

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.

The following information indicates what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Loudoun County. The dates stated listed below could be the first known documents for this particular county.

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.
  • Loudoun 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 550, 18 E. Market St., 3rd floor, Leesburg, VA 20178
    • Phone: (703) 777-0270
    • Marriage Records: 1757 
    • Land Records: 1757
    • Court Records: 1757
    • Probate Records: 1757
  • Loudoun County (VA) Treasurer
  • Loudon County Assessments
  • Loudoun County Health Department
  • 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.

Loudoun County Links

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

Loudoun Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Loudoun Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Loudoun Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Loudoun Co. VA Census Records

Loudoun Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Loudoun Co. VA Church & Bible Records

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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