Prince Edward County, Virginia
Genealogy and Facts

Prince Edward County was founded on November 17, 1753 from Amelia County . This county was named for Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany, brother of George III .

The Prince Edward County Seat is located in Farmville (The original county seat and courthouse was located in the village of Worsham. It was moved from Worsham to Farmville in 1871) also, the county government website is www.co.prince-edward.va.us/ .

Areas bordering to Prince Edward County are Buckingham County (northwest), Cumberland County (north), Amelia County (northeast), Nottoway County (east), Lunenburg County (southeast), Charlotte County (southwest), Appomattox County (west).

Cities and towns located in Prince Edward County include Farmville, Hampden Sydney and Rice .

Prince Edward 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 Prince Edward County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Prince Edward Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Prince Edward 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.

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

Prince Edward County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Prince Edward County Courthouse and Government Records


PrinceEdward County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Prince Edward 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 Prince Edward 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.

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.

The following information indicates what birth, marriage, death, property, probate, and courtroom records are located in Prince Edward County. The dates stated listed below could be the first known documents for this particular county.

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.
  • Prince Edward 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: Courthouse Building, P. O. Box 304, North Main Street, Farmville, VA 23901-0304
    • Phone: (434) 392-5145
    • Marriage Records: 1754 
    • Land Records: 1754
    • Court Records: 1754
    • Probate Records: 1754
  • Prince Edward County Health Department,111 South Street, Ground Floor, Farmville, VA 23901; (434) 392-8187
  • 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.

Prince Edward County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Prince Edward 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 Prince Edward County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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Prince Edward Co. VA Church & Bible Records

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