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Pittsylvania County, Virginia
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Pittsylvania County, Virginia Facts

When was Pittsylvania County, VA Created?
Pittsylvania County was established on December 15, 1766 from Halifax County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Pittsylvania County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Bedford CountyCampbell CountyHalifax CountyCaswell County, North Carolina, Rockingham County, North Carolina, Henry County (west/southwest), Franklin County (west/northwest).

Pittsylvania County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Pittsylvania County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Pittsylvania 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 Pittsylvania County BirthMarriageDivorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Pittsylvania 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 Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, 326 Taylor Drive, Danville, Virginia 24541; 434-766-9857

Pittsylvania County, VA Census Records

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

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

Pittsylvania County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Pittsylvania County Courthouse

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

Pittsylvania County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Pittsylvania Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Pittsylvania Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pittsylvania Co. VA General and History Websites

Pittsylvania Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pittsylvania Co. VA Military Records