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Scott County, Virginia
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Scott County, Virginia Facts

When was Scott County, VA Created?
Scott County was established on November 24, 1814 from Lee County, Russell County and Washington County. This county was named for Winfield ScottWar of 1812 and later Mexican-American War general .

What is the County Seat of Scott County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Gate City also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Scott County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Wise County (north), Russell County (northeast), Washington County (east), Sullivan County, Tennessee (southeast), Hawkins County, Tennessee (south), Hancock County, Tennessee (southwest), Lee County (west).

What cities and towns are in Scott County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Scott County include Clinchport, Duffield, Dungannon, Fort Blackmore, Gate City, Hiltons, Nickelsville, Weber City and Yuma .

Scott County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Scott County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Scott 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 Scott County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Scott 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 Scott County Health Department, 190 Beech Street, Suite 102, Gate City, Virginia 24251; Phone: (276) 386-1312

Scott County, VA Census Records

What Scott County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Scott County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Scott County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Scott County Courthouse

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

The first court of Scott county was held at Benjamin T. Hollins home in February 14, 1850.

  • Scott 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: 202 West Jackson Street, Suite 102, Gate City, VA 24251-3012
    • Phone: (276) 386-3801
    • Marriage Records: 1815 
    • Land Records: 1815
    • Court Records: 1815
    • Probate Records: 1815
  • Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
  • 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

Scott County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Scott Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Scott Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Scott Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Scott Co. VA General and History Websites

Scott Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Scott Co. VA Military Records

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