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Middlesex County, Virginia
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Middlesex County, Virginia Facts

When was Middlesex County, VA Created?
Middlesex County was established on 1669 from Lancaster County . This county was named for Middlesex, United Kingdom.

What is the County Seat of Middlesex County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Saluda also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Middlesex County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Lancaster County (north), Mathews County (south), Gloucester County (southwest), King and Queen County (west), Essex County (Northwest).

What cities and towns are in Middlesex County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Middlesex County include Urbanna, Deltaville and Saluda .

Middlesex County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Middlesex County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Middlesex 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 Middlesex County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Middlesex 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 Middlesex County Health Department, 2780 General Puller Hwy., P.O. Box 415, Saluda, VA 23149; 804-758-2381

Middlesex County, VA Census Records

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

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

Middlesex County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Middlesex County Courthouse

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

This building served as the Middlesex County courthouse from 1748 to 1852. Although much altered from its original appearence. It is one of Virginia's rare colonial couthouse buildings. During the American Revolution, the local Committee of Safety met here. According to tradition during the Civil War, it briefly housed Confederate troops. After use as the county courthouse, the building was remodeled and became a house of worship for several denominations. In 1948 Christ Church Parish transferred ownership to the Middlesex County Womans Club, which once operated a community library here. The structure was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Old Middlesex County Courthouse
  • Middlesex 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 158, Routes 17 & 33, Courthouse, Saluda, VA 23149
    • Phone: (804) 758-5317
    • Marriage Records: 1740 
    • Land Records: 1673
    • Court Records: 1673
    • Probate Records: 1673
  • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
  • 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

Middlesex County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Middlesex Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Middlesex Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Middlesex Co. VA General and History Websites

Middlesex Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Middlesex Co. VA Military Records

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