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Mecklenburg County, Virginia Facts

When was Mecklenburg County, VA Created?
Mecklenburg County was established on November 27, 1764 from Lunenberg County . This county was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III .

What is the County Seat of Mecklenburg County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Boydton also, the county government website is www.mecklenburgva.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to Mecklenburg County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Lunenburg County (north), Brunswick County (east), Warren County, North Carolina (southeast), Vance County, North Carolina (south), Granville County, North Carolina (southwest), Halifax County (west), Charlotte County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Mecklenburg County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Mecklenburg County include Boydton, Chase City, La Crosse, South Hill and Clarksville .


Mecklenburg County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Mecklenburg County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County Health Department, P.O. Box 370, 478 Washington Street, Boydton, VA 23917; 434-738-6545


Mecklenburg County, VA Census Records

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

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


Mecklenburg County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Mecklenburg County Courthouse

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

  • Mecklenburg 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: 393 Washington Street, P. O. Box 530, Boydton, VA 23917-0530
    • Phone: (434) 738-6191
    • Marriage Records: 1765 
    • Land Records: 1765
    • Court Records: 1764
    • Probate Records: 1764
  • 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

Mecklenburg County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Mecklenburg Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Mecklenburg Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Mecklenburg Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mecklenburg Co. VA Military Records

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