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Washington County, Virginia Facts

When was Washington County, VA Created?
Washington County was established on December 07, 1776 from Fincastle County.

What is the County Seat of Washington County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Abingdon also, the county government website is www.washcova.com/ .

What counties are adjacent to Washington County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Smyth County, Grayson County (east-southeast), Johnson County, Tennessee (south/southeast), Sullivan County, Tennessee, Scott County, Russell County.


Washington County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Washington County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Washington 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 Washington County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Washington 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 Washington County Health Department, 15068 Lee Highway, Suite 1000, Bristol, VA 24202; Phone: (276) 676-5604


Washington County, VA Census Records

What Washington County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Washington 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.

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


Washington County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Washington County Courthouse

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


Washington County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Washington Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Washington Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washington Co. VA General and History Websites

Washington Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Co. VA Military Records

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