Prince George County, Virginia
Genealogy and Facts

Prince George County was founded on August 25, 1702 from Charles City County . This county was named for Prince George of Denmark, husband of Queen Anne.

The Prince George County Seat is located in Prince George also, the county government website is www.princegeorgeva.org .

Areas bordering to Prince George County are Chesterfield County (northwest), Charles City County (north), Surry County (east), Sussex County (south), Dinwiddie County (west).

Cities and towns located in Prince George County include no incorporated towns within Prince George County. Burrowsville, Disputanta, Fort Lee (a military base), Garysville, Jordan Point, New Bohemia, Newville, Prince George .

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

Prince George 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 George Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prince George Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prince George 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 George County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Prince George County Courthouse and Government Records


PrinceGeorge County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Prince George 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 George 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.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Prince George county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Most county court records were burned during the Civil War. A few record books survived and, proving that there is always hope, the volume in which deeds and wills were recorded between 1710 and 1713 was found within the last decade.

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 George 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: P. O. Box 98, 6601 Courts Drive, Prince George, VA 23875-0098
    • Phone: (804) 733-2640
    • Marriage Records: 1865 
    • Land Records: 1710
    • Court Records: 1713
    • Probate Records: 1714
  • Prince George County (VA) Treasurer
  • Prince George County Commissioner of  Revenue
  • Prince George Health Department, 6450 Administration Drive, Prince George, VA 23875; (804) 733-2630
  • 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 George County Links

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

Prince George Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Prince George Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Prince George Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Prince George Co. VA Census Records

Prince George Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Prince George Co. VA Church & Bible Records

Prince George Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Prince George Co. VA General and History Websites

Prince George Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Prince George Co. VA Military Records

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