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Nottoway County, Virginia Facts

When was Nottoway County, VA Created?
Nottoway County was established on December 23, 1788 from Amelia County . This county was named for the Nodawa tribe .

What is the County Seat of Nottoway County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Nottoway also, the county government website is www.nottoway.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Nottoway County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Amelia County (north), Dinwiddie County (east), Brunswick County (southeast), Lunenburg County (southwest), Prince Edward County (west).

What cities and towns are in Nottoway County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Nottoway County include Blackstone, Burkeville and Crewe .


Nottoway County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Nottoway County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Nottoway 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 Nottoway County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Nottoway 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 Nottoway County Health Department, P.O. Box 27, 207 West Courthouse Road, Nottoway, VA 23955; (434) 645-7595


Nottoway County, VA Census Records

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

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


Nottoway County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Nottoway County Courthouse

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

Nottoway courthouse is red brick columns, immediately in front is the Civil War statue and flagpole. The clerk’s office is a separate building to the side. General District court is attached to the rear of clerk’s office. Nottway County was formed in 1789. The courthouse was built in 1843 on the site of 1798 building.

  • Nottoway 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: 328 West Courthouse Road, Nottoway, VA 23955-3619
    • Phone: (434) 645-9043
    • Marriage Records: 1784 
    • Land Records: 1789
    • Court Records: 1789
    • Probate Records: 1789
  • 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

Nottoway County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Nottoway Co. VA Military Records

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