Pulaski County, Virginia
Genealogy and Facts

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

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

Areas bordering to Pulaski County are Bland County (northwest), Giles County (north), Montgomery County (northeast), Floyd County (southeast), Carroll County (south), Wythe County (southwest, west).

Cities and towns located in Pulaski County include Pulaski, Dublin .

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.

Pulaski County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found 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.

Pulaski County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Pulaski County Courthouse and Government Records


Pulaski County Courthouse

Genealogist frequently forget the value of Pulaski 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 Pulaski 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.

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. 

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Pulaski county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. The 1844-57 marriage bonds are also in Montgomery 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.
  • 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
  • Pulaski County (VA) Treasurer
  • Pulaski County Commissioner of Revenue
  • Pulaski County Health Department, 170 4th Street NW, Pulaski, VA 24301; (540) 994-5030
  • 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.

Pulaski County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related 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. Feel free to provide your own favorite Pulaski County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Pulaski Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pulaski Co. VA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Pulaski Co. VA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Pulaski Co. VA Census Records

Pulaski Co. VA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Pulaski Co. VA Church & Bible Records

Pulaski Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pulaski Co. VA General and History Websites

Pulaski Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pulaski Co. VA Military Records

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