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When was Powhatan County, VA Created?
Powhatan County was established on June 03, 1777 from Cumberland County (Part of Chesterfield County was added in 1850) . This county was named for the Powhatan tribe.
What cities and towns are in Powhatan County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Powhatan County include Powhatan .
Where can find Powhatan County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Powhatan 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 Powhatan County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Powhatan Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
What Powhatan County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Powhatan 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.
Powhatan Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Powhatan Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Powhatan 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Powhatan County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Powhatan County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.
The first courthouse was built here about 1783 and around it grew the village of Scottville. Named for Revolutionary War Gen. Charles Scott, who was born in the area, the town eventually became known as Powhatan Court House. The present courthouse was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, of New York, and built in 1849. It is a masterpiece of Greek Revival architecture. The oldest building in the court square is the clerk's office built about 1798 and nearby is a late-18th-century double-galleried courthouse tavern. Part of the Confederate army, retreating from Richmond, passed here on 4 Apr. 1865.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Powhatan County, VA?
A list of Powhatan County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Powhatan County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Powhatan County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Powhatan 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.