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Southampton County, Virginia Facts

When was Southampton County, VA Created?
Southampton County was established on April 20, 1749 from Isle of Wight County.

What is the County Seat of Southampton County, VA?
The County Seat is located in Courtland also, the county government website is www.southamptoncounty.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Southampton County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Greensville County, Sussex County, Surry County, Isle of Wight County, Hertford County, North Carolina, Northampton County, North Carolina.


Southampton County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Southampton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Southampton 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 Southampton County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Southampton 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 Southampton County Health Department, 26022 Administration Center Drive, P.O. Box 09 , Courtland, VA 23837; 757-653-3040


Southampton County, VA Census Records

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

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


Southampton County, VA Courthouse and Government Records


Southampton County Courthouse

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


Southampton County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Southampton Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Southampton Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Southampton Co. VA General and History Websites

Southampton Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Southampton Co. VA Military Records

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