Franklin County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Franklin County, Virginia (Map It) was created in November 29, 1785 from Bedford County and Henry County . Franklin county was named for Benjamin Franklin, publisher, orator, scholar, and U.S. Founding Father .. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Franklin County is bordered by Bedford County (northeast), Pittsylvania County (southeast), Henry County (south), Patrick County (southwest), Floyd County (west), Roanoke County (northwest).

Franklin County Cities and Towns include Boones Mill, Ferrum, North Shore, Penhook, Rocky Mount, Union Hall, and Westlake Corner.

Franklin County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Franklin County, VA Courthouse
Franklin County, VA Courthouse

The Franklin County Courthouse is located in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Franklin County's first court was held 1786 in a log courthouse. The log courthouse was replaced in 1831. In 1836 the town consisted of 30 home and a number of business houses. The town was incorporated in 1873 and the present courthouse was built in 1908. 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 Franklin 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.

  • Franklin County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1785, Land Records from 1786, Court Records from 1785 and Probate Records from 1786. 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.
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  • 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.

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