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Clarke County, Virginia
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Clarke County, Virginia Facts

When was Clarke County, VA Created?
Clarke County was established on March 08, 1836 from Frederick County

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

What counties are adjacent to Clarke County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Loudoun CountyWarren CountyFauquier CountyFrederick CountyJefferson County, West Virginia (North).

Clarke County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Clarke County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Clarke 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 Clarke County BirthMarriageDivorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Clarke 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 Clarke County Health Department, 100 North Buchmarsh Street, Berryville, VA 22611; Phone: (540) 955-1033

Clarke County, VA Census Records

What Clarke County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Clarke County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Clarke County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Clarke County Courthouse

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

Clarke County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

Clarke Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Clarke Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clarke Co. VA General and History Websites

Clarke Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clarke Co. VA Military Records