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Augusta County, Virginia (Map It) was created in December 15, 1738 and was formed from Orange County. Augusta county was named for Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, the Princess of Wales.. Learn More About State of Virginia History
Augusta County is bordered by Pendleton County, West Virginia (north), Rockingham County (northeast), Albemarle County (east), Nelson County (southeast), Rockbridge County (southwest), Bath County (west), Highland County (northwest).
Augusta County Cities and Towns include Craigsville, Grottoes (partial). The Independent City of Staunton and Independent City of Waynesboro (incorporated as such in 1902 and 1948 respectively) are located within the boundaries of Augusta County, but are not a part of the county .
Augusta County, Virginia Courthouse Records
Augusta County, VA Courthouse
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 Augusta 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. Authorized in 1738, but the government was not formed until 1745. See Montgomery County for Earlier records
- Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1785, Land Records from 1745, Court Records from 1745 and Probate Records from 1745. 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.
- Augusta County Property Records Search
- Augusta County Commissioner of the Revenue
- Augusta County Treasurer
- Augusta-Staunton Health Department, District Headquarters building, 1414 North Augusta Street, P.O. Box 2126, Staunton, VA 24402; Main Reception: (540) 332-7830
- 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.
Augusta County, Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: Virginia Heads of families 1790: records of the state enumerations, 1782 to 1785
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Augusta County, Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1853 to December 1896 and since June 14, 1912 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896
- Marriage Records: from January 1853 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of marriage records prior to 1936.
- Divorce Records: from January 1918 to present.
- Locations: Virginia Office of Vital Statistics, Virginia State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
Augusta County, Virginia Resources
- State of Virginia Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Virginia
- Augusta County Geneaogical Society
- Augusta County Historical Society
- William Thompson Genealogical and Historical Society , Glenn W. Thompson, Jr., P.O. Box 1391, Waynesboro, VA 22980-0933
- Augusta County Library
- Churchville Branch Library , 3714 Churchville Ave, Churchville, VA 24421; Phone 540-245-5287
- Augusta County Central Library , Route 250 & Intersection 608, P.O. Box 600, Fishersville, VA 22939; (540) 885-3961
- Waynesboro Public Library , 600 South Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980; (540) 942-6746
Augusta County, Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 - 1922 )
- Augusta County, Virginia Books - Amazon
- Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
- 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.
- Augusta Co., Virginia - FindaGrave
- Peyton's History of Augusta County
- Augusta County History
- History of Augusta County, Virginia