Hanover County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Hanover County, Virginia (Map It) was created in November 20, 1720 from New Kent County. Hanover county was named for Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, oldest son of James I of England.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Hanover County is bordered by Spotsylvania County (northwest), Caroline County (north), King William County (northeast), New Kent County (east), Henrico County (south), Goochland County (southwest), Louisa County (west).

Hanover County Cities and Towns include Hanover, Atlee, BeaverdamDoswell, Elmont, Hanover Courthouse, Mechanicsville, Montpelier, Old Church, Rockville, Studley .

Hanover County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Hanover County, VA Courthouse
Hanover County, VA Courthouse

The Hanover County Courthouse is located in Hanover, 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 Hanover 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. Most county court records were destroyed by fire in Richmond on 3 April 1865. A few isolated record books that were not sent to Richmond and various scraps of loose papers survive.

  • Hanover County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1863, Land Records from 1733, Court Records from 1733 and Probate Records from 1733. 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.
  • Hanover County (VA) Treasurer
  • Hanover County Assessor
  • Hanover Health Department, 12312 Washington Highway, Ashland, Virginia 23005; (804) 365-4313
  • 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.

Hanover County, Virginia Census Records

Hanover County, Virginia Vital Records

Hanover County, Virginia Resources

Hanover County, Virginia External Links

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