Greensville County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Greensville County, Virginia (Map It) was created in November 28, 1780 from Brunswick County. An additional part of Brunswick County was added in 1787 and part of Sussex County was added in 1802. Greensville county was named for Richard Grenville, commander of the English expedition to found Roanoke Colony.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Greensville County is bordered by Brunswick County (west), Dinwiddie County (north), Sussex County (northeast), Southampton County (east), Northampton County, North Carolina (south).

Greensville County Cities and Towns include Jarratt, Skippers, Emporia .

Greensville County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Greensville County, VA Courthouse
Greensville County, VA Courthouse

Old Greensville County, VA Courthouse
Old Greensville County, VA Courthouse

The Greensville County Courthouse is located in Emporia, Virginia. In 1781 when the county was created Emporia was selected as the county seat because of its central location and the courthouse was built in 1787. 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 Greensville 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.

  • Greensville County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1781, Land Records from 1781, Court Records from 1781 and Probate Records from 1781. 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.
  • Greensville/Emporia Health Department, 140 Uriah Branch Way, Emporia, Virginia 23847; (434) 348-4235
  • 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.

Greensville County, Virginia Census Records

Greensville County, Virginia Vital Records

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