Nottoway County, Virginia

Nottoway County was founded on December 23, 1788 from Amelia County . This county was named for the Nodawa tribe .

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

Areas bordering to Nottoway County are Amelia County (north), Dinwiddie County (east), Brunswick County (southeast), Lunenburg County (southwest), Prince Edward County (west).

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.

Nottoway County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Nottoway County Courthouse and Government Records


Nottoway County Courthouse

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.

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.
  • 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
  • Nottoway County Health Department, P.O. Box 27, 207 West Courthouse Road, Nottoway, VA 23955; (434) 645-7595
  • 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.

Nottoway County Links

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.

Nottoway Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Nottoway Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Nottoway Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Nottoway Co. VA Census Records

Nottoway Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Nottoway Co. VA Church & Bible Records

Nottoway Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Nottoway Co. VA General and History Websites

Nottoway Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Nottoway Co. VA Military Records

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