Arlington County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Arlington County, Virginia (Map It) was created in 1789 as Alexandria County and was formed from a part of Fairfax County. Alexandria County was ceded to the U.S. government in 1789 but was returned to Virginia in 1846. It was renamed to Arlington Co in 1920. Arlington county was named for Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, colonial proprietary landowner.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Arlington County is bordered by Fairfax County (west), Washigton D.C. (north), Prince George's County, Maryland (east).

Arlington County Cities and Towns include Ballston, Clarendon, Courthouse, Crystal City, Lyon Village, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Shirlington, Virginia Square, Westover, Williamsburg Circle, Palisades .

Arlington County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Arlington County, VA Courthouse
Arlington County, VA Courthouse

The Arlington County Courthouse is located in Arlington, Virginia. Learn More About State of Virginia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH .  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The Arlington County record dates below are from the earliest date to present time. They may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, military discharges and court records. Pre-1920 records belong to Alexandria and Fairfax Counties and the District of Columbia.

  • Arlington County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1801, Land Records from 1669, Court Records from 1778 and Probate Records from 1772. The County Clerk of Circuit Court serves as custodian of all county court records, and is responsible for providing access to those court records by court personnel, the legal community and the public.
  • Arlington County Real Estate Assessments
  • Arlington County Treasurer
  • Arlington County Department of Human Services
  • 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.

Arlington County, Virginia Census Records

Arlington County, Virginia Vital Records

Arlington County, Virginia Resources

  • Outreach Centers , Phone 703-228-5585 
  • Shirlington Library , 2786 S. Arlington Mill Dr. , Arlington, VA 22206 , Phone 703-228-6545 
  • Westover Library , 1800 N. Lexington St. , Arlington, VA 22205 , Phone 703-228-5260

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