Chesterfield County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Chesterfield County, Virginia (Map It) was created in May 1, 1749 from Henrico County . Chesterfield county was named for Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, British politician and Lord of the Bedchamber.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Chesterfield County is bordered by Henrico County (northeast), Charles City County (east), Prince George County (southeast), Dinwiddie County (south), Amelia County (southwest), Powhatan County (northwest).

Chesterfield County Cities and Towns include Bellwood, Bensley, Bermuda Hundred, Bon Air, Centralia, Chester, Chesterfield Court House, Enon, Ettrick, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Midlothian, Mosley and Winterpock.

Chesterfield County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Chesterfield County, VA Courthouse
Chesterfield County, VA Courthouse

Old Chesterfield County, VA Courthouse
Old Chesterfield County, VA Courthouse

The Chesterfield County Courthouse is located in Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield 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. Lost one marriage register and some loose court papers during the Civil War.

  • Chesterfield County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1770, Land Records from 1749, Court Records from 1740 and Probate Records from 1746. 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.
  • Chesterfield Health Department, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, P.O. Box 100, Chesterfield, VA 23832; (804) 748-1691
  • 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.

Chesterfield County, Virginia Census Records

Chesterfield County, Virginia Vital Records

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