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Rockbridge County, Virginia
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Rockbridge County, Virginia Facts
When was Rockbridge County, VA Created?
Rockbridge County was established on January 12, 1778 from Augusta County and Botetourt County.
What is the County Seat of Rockbridge County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Lexington also, the county government website is www.co.rockbridge.va.us/ .
What counties are adjacent to Rockbridge County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Bath County, Augusta County, Nelson County, Amherst County, Bedford County, Botetourt County, Alleghany County.
Rockbridge County, VA Vital Records
Where can find Rockbridge County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rockbridge 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 Rockbridge County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Rockbridge 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 Lexington-Rockbridge Health Department, 300 White Street, P.O. Box 900, Lexington, VA 24450
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- USGenweb Archives Virginia Marriage Project
- Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917
- Virginia Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers
- Virginia Birth and Marriage (Husband-Wife) Indexes
- Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940
- Early Virginia Marriage Records
- Early Virginia Marriage Records – Research Notes Number 26.
- Henley Marriage/Obituary Index to Virginia Newspapers
- Index to Virginia Marriage Records
- Marriage Index for Richmond Enquirer/Richmond Visitor
- Virginia Death Records Indexing Project
- Virginia Death Certificates, 1912-1939
- Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912
Rockbridge County, VA Census Records
What Rockbridge County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Rockbridge County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Rockbridge Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rockbridge Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rockbridge 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
Rockbridge County, VA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Rockbridge County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Rockbridge County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Rockbridge County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Address: Rockbridge County Courthouse, 20 South Randolph Street, Suite 101, Lexington, VA 24450-2552
- Phone: (540) 463-2232
- Marriage Records: 1778
- Land Records: 1778
- Court Records: 1778
- Probate Records: 1778
- Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
- Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
- County and City Research in Virginia Guides and Indexes – County and city records document the daily activities of the courts in Virginia’s counties, independent cities, and towns. The Library of Virginia houses both original and microfilm records for many of Virginia’s counties and independent cities. The guides list will help researchers navigate the complex variety of county and city records in the Library’s collections. It includes County and City Records at the Library of Virginia, Using County and City Court Records, Chancery Cases, Judgments, Lost Records Localities database and Burned Jurisdiction database.
- Virginia County Records, Volume, VI, VII , IX, X – The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
- BLM Land Records
Rockbridge County, VA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Rockbridge County, VA?
A list of Rockbridge County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Rockbridge Area Genealogical Society (RAGS), P.O. Box 92, Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473
- Rockbridge Historical Society, 101 East Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450, (540) 464-1058
- Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450, (540) 463-8640
- Virginia Military Institute Archives, Preston Library, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450, (540) 464-7228
- The Library of Virginia, Archives And Research Services , 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000; 804-692-3500
- The Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000; 804-692-3500
- Virginia Genealogical Society, 5001 West Broad Street, Suite 115, Richmond, Virginia 23230-3023 Telephone (804) 285-8954
- Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220, Phone: 804.358.4901
- Rockbridge County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia (lva.virginia.gov)
- Virginia Heritage – Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in Rockbridge Co. Virginia
Where can I connect with other Rockbridge County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Virginia Genealogy Network
- Virginia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Rockbridge County, Virginia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Rockbridge County
- Rockbridge County, Virginia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Rockbridge County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rockbridge 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.
Rockbridge Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Virginia Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Virginia historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 – 1922 ) (genealogybank.com) Immediately locate names and keywords in over 450 million content articles, obituaries, marriage notices, birth notices and other items written and published in over 2,800 historic U.S. newspapers. Brand new articles and other content added each month!
- Rockbridge County, Virginia Books (amazon.com)
- Search Virginia Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Virginia County Obituaries (usgwarchives.net)
Rockbridge Co. VA Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Rockbridge Co., Virginia Graves (findagrave.com)
- Rockbridge County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Rockbridge Co., Virginia Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Rockbridge Co., Virginia Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Rockbridge County, Virginia Church Books (amazon.com)
Rockbridge Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Virginia Penny Postcards (usgwarchives.net)
- Rockbridge County Pictures (usgwarchives.net)
Rockbridge Co. VA General and History Websites
- Rockbridge County Virginia (genealogytrails.com)
- Lexington, Virginia: History (lexva.com)
- Rockbridge County, Virginia: A Brief History (webfeat-inc.com)
- A history of Rockbridge County, Virginia (search.ancestry.com)
- Lexington in old Virginia (search.ancestry.com)
- Historical significance of Rockbridge County, Virginia (search.ancestry.com)
- Rockbridge County, Virginia : an informal history (search.ancestry.com)
- Bits of history and legends around and about the Natural Bridge of Virginia from 1730 to 1950 (search.ancestry.com)
- Rockbridge County, Virginia Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Rockbridge County, Virginia Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Rockbridge Co. VA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Rockbridge County History (usgwarchives.net)
- Rockbridge County, Virginia (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Virginia – Counties – Rockbridge (cyndislist.com)
- Rockbridge Co. VAGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Rockbridge County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Rockbridge Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Rockbridge Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Virginia Links and Information
- 1895 Rockbridge County Map (livgenmi.com)
Rockbridge Co. VA Military Records
- Virginia Military Records Research Guide
- Virginia Revolutionary War Units (revolutionarywar101.com)
- Virginia Military Records (Fold3.com) gives you easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Virginia both women and men which served. Ideal for genealogists, researchers, historians and much more.