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Botetourt County, Virginia
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Botetourt County, Virginia Facts

When was Botetourt County, VA Created?
Botetourt County was established on November 28, 1769 from Augusta County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Botetourt County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Roanoke CountyCraig CountyAlleghany CountyRockbridge CountyBedford County.

Botetourt County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Botetourt County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Botetourt 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 Botetourt County BirthMarriageDivorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Botetourt 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.

Botetourt County, VA Census Records

What Botetourt County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Botetourt County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790180018101820183018401850186018701880189019001910192019301940.

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

Botetourt County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Botetourt County Courthouse

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

Botetourt County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Botetourt Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Botetourt Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Botetourt Co. VA General and History Websites

Botetourt Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Botetourt Co. VA Military Records