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Westmoreland County, Virginia Facts

When was Westmoreland County, VA Created?
Westmoreland County was established on July 1653 from Northumberland County (Part of King George County was added in 1777) . This county was named for Westmoreland, United Kingdom.

What is the County Seat of Westmoreland County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Montross also, the county government website is www.westmoreland-county.org .

What counties are adjacent to Westmoreland County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Charles County, Maryland (north), St. Mary's County, Maryland (northeast), Northumberland County (southeast), Richmond County (south), Essex County (southwest), King George County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Westmoreland County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Westmoreland County include Colonial Beach and Montross .


Westmoreland County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Westmoreland County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland County Health Department, 18849 King's Hwy, P.O. Box 303, Montross, VA 22520; 804-493-1124


Westmoreland County, VA Census Records

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

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


Westmoreland County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Westmoreland County Courthouse

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


Westmoreland County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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