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Tazewell County, Virginia
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Tazewell County, Virginia Facts

When was Tazewell County, VA Created?
Tazewell County was established on December 20, 1799 from Wythe County and Russell County (Parts of Russell County were added in 1807 and 1835, parts of Washington County and Wythe County were added in 1826, and part of Logan County West Virginia was added in 1834) . This county was named for Henry Tazewell, U.S. Senator from Virginia .

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

What counties are adjacent to Tazewell County, VA?
Bordering Counties are McDowell County (North and West), Mercer County (Northeast), Buchanan County (Northwest), Russell County (West), Smyth County (South), Bland County (East).

What cities and towns are in Tazewell County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Tazewell County include Bluefield, Cedar Bluff, Pocahontas, Richlands and Tazewell .

Tazewell County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Tazewell County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Tazewell 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 Tazewell County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Tazewell 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 Tazewell County Health Department, PO Box 350, 253 Chamber Dr, Tazewell, Va 24651; 276-988-5585

Tazewell County, VA Census Records

What Tazewell County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Tazewell County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Tazewell County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Tazewell County Courthouse

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

  • Tazewell 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: 101 East Main Street, Suite 202, Tazewell, VA 24651-1071
    • Phone: (276) 988-1222
    • Marriage Records: 1800 
    • Land Records: 1800
    • Court Records: 1800
    • Probate Records: 1800
  • 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

Tazewell County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Tazewell Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Tazewell Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Tazewell Co. VA General and History Websites

Tazewell Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Tazewell Co. VA Military Records

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