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Pulaski County, Virginia Facts

When was Pulaski County, VA Created?
Pulaski County was established on March 30, 1839 from Montgomery County and Wythe County . This county was named for Kazimierz Pulaski, Polish-born Revolutionary War general .

What is the County Seat of Pulaski County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Pulaski also, the county government website is www.pulaskicounty.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Pulaski County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Bland County (northwest), Giles County (north), Montgomery County (northeast), Floyd County (southeast), Carroll County (south), Wythe County (southwest, west).

What cities and towns are in Pulaski County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Pulaski County include Pulaski, Dublin .


Pulaski County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Pulaski County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pulaski 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 Pulaski County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Pulaski Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936. Another resource is the Pulaski County Health Department, 170 4th Street NW, Pulaski, VA 24301; (540) 994-5030


Pulaski County, VA Census Records

What Pulaski County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pulaski County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Pulaski County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Pulaski County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pulaski County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Pulaski County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide

As a stage stop on the old Baltimore and Nashville Stage Road, Newbern was the site of the first Pulaski County courthouse. When it burned in 1893, Pulaski and Dublin began a heated battle with Newbern to “host” the county seat.

In January of 1894, the General Assembly authorized an election to decide “whether the county-seat … be removed from the town of Newbern at all; and, if so removed, whether to the town of Pulaski, in said county, or to the town of Dublin, in said county.” Both Dublin and Pulaski donated suitable sites, but citizens of Pulaski sweetened the deal by offering to cover the costs of the building. In the election Pulaski was chosen. The losers filed suite, alleging intimidation and other illegalities. The case went to the Virginia Supreme Court who ruled in favor of Pulaski. 

  • Pulaski 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: 45 Third Street, NW, Suite 101, Pulaski, VA 24301
    • Phone: (540) 980-7825
    • Marriage Records: 1839 
    • Land Records: 1839
    • Court Records: 1839
    • Probate Records: 1839
  • Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
  • County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes - 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.
  • Virginia County Records, Volume, VI, VII , IX, X - The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
  • BLM Land Records

Pulaski County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Pulaski County, VA?
A list of Pulaski County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Pulaski County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Pulaski County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pulaski 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.

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