Essex County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Essex County, Virginia (Map It) was created in  April 26, 1694 from Old Rappahhannock County . Essex county was named for Essex, United Kingdom.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Essex County is bordered by Westmoreland County (north), Richmond County (northeast), Middlesex County (southeast), King and Queen County (south), Caroline County (west), King George County (northwest).

Essex County Cities and Towns include Tappahannock.

Essex County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Essex County, VA Courthouse
Essex County, VA Courthouse

The Essex County Courthouse is located in Tappahannock, 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 Essex 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. Courthouse also has records from Old Rappahannock County.

  • Essex County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1804, Land Records from 1692, Court Records from 1692 and Probate Records from 1692. 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.
  • Essex County Health Department
  • 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.

Essex County, Virginia Census Records

Essex County, Virginia Vital Records

Essex County, Virginia Resources

Essex County, Virginia External Links

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