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Nottoway County was founded on December 23, 1788 from Amelia County . This county was named for the Nodawa tribe .
Cities and towns located in Nottoway County include Blackstone, Burkeville and Crewe .
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.
Nottoway 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.
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.
A list of Nottoway County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently forget the value of Nottoway 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 Nottoway 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.
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.
The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Nottoway county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Many county court records were destroyed or heavily mutilated in 1865.
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related 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. Feel free to provide your own favorite Nottoway County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.