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Spotsylvania County, Virginia
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Spotsylvania County, Virginia Facts

When was Spotsylvania County, VA Created?
Spotsylvania County was established on December 17, 1720 from Essex CountyKing and Queen County and King William County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Spotsylvania County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Culpeper CountyStafford CountyCaroline CountyHanover CountyLouisa CountyOrange County (west and northwest).

Spotsylvania County, VA Vital Records

Where can find Spotsylvania County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Spotsylvania 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 Spotsylvania County BirthMarriageDivorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Spotsylvania 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 Spotsylvania County Health Department, 9104 Courthouse Road, PO Box 126, Spotsylvania, VA 22553; 540-507-7400

Spotsylvania County, VA Census Records

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

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

Spotsylvania County, VA Courthouse and Government Records

Spotsylvania County Courthouse

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

Spotsylvania County, VA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Spotsylvania Co. VA Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Spotsylvania Co. VA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Spotsylvania Co. VA General and History Websites

Spotsylvania Co. VA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Spotsylvania Co. VA Military Records