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Henrico County, Virginia (Map It) was created in 1634 as one of the eight original shires . Henrico county was named for Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, oldest son of James I of England.. Learn More About State of Virginia History
Henrico County Cities and Towns include Chamberlayne, Dumbarton, East Highland Park, Glen Allen, Highland Springs, Lakeside, Laurel, Montrose, Sandston, Short Pump, Tuckahoe, Varina and Wyndham .
Henrico County, Virginia Courthouse Records
Henrico County, VA Courthouse
Old Henrico County, VA Courthouse
The Henrico County Courthouse is located in Richmond, Virginia. In 1752 Henrico Courthouse, a colonial-style brick structure, was built in Richmond in the middle of 22nd and East Main streets. The Declaration Independence was read publicly for the first time from its steps on August 5, 1776. In 1824, the courthouse was in need of repair and a committee decided to completely rebuild the structure. It opened in November of 1825 and stood in the middle of 22nd Street like its predecessor. It was described as a building 70 by 46 feet, one story high, with a gallery around the courtroom. It was made of brick and was fronted by a Doric portico with four columns. In 1848, the courthouse was dismantled and rebuilt on the corner of 22nd and East Main streets opening the road to traffic. This structure was damaged during the Civil War in the evacuation fire of April 1865. It was replaced in 1896 by a new courthouse designed to house all of the county’s offices. Annexation by the City of Richmond expanded beyond the boundaries of the courthouse which make it necessary to declare the courthouse parcel part of Henrico in order to maintain its county jurisdiction. 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 Henrico 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. Henrico County Court records prior to 1655 and almost all prior to 1677 are missing; additionally, many isolated records were destroyed during the Revolutionary War, and almost all Henrico County Circuit Court records were destroyed by fire in Richmond on 3 April 1865.
- Henrico County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1781, Land Records from 1650, Court Records from 1650 and Probate Records from 1650. 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.
- Henrico County, Virginia - Department of Finance
- Henrico County Real Estate Division
- Henrico 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.
Henrico County, Virginia Census Records
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- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: Virginia Heads of families 1790: records of the state enumerations, 1782 to 1785
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Henrico County, Virginia Vital Records
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- Birth & Death Records: from January 1853 to December 1896 and since June 14, 1912 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896
- Marriage Records: from January 1853 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of marriage records prior to 1936.
- Divorce Records: from January 1918 to present.
- Locations: Virginia Office of Vital Statistics, Virginia State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
Henrico County, Virginia Resources
- State of Virginia Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Virginia
- Henrico County Historical Society
- Henrico County, Virginia Message Boards
- Henrico County, Virginia Genealogy Forum
- Henrico County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia
- Virginia Heritage - Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in Henrico Co. Virginia
Henrico County, Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 - 1922 )
- Henrico County, Virginia Books - Amazon
- Marriage Bonds of Henrico County, Virginia, 1782-1853
- Births from the Bristol Parish Register of Henrico, Prince George, and Dinwiddie Counties, Virginia, 1720-1798
- Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches. Vol. I
- Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
- Virginia County Records, Volume , VI, VII , IX, X The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
- Sandston, Virginia, Seven Pines National Cemetery, 1866-2009
- Fort Harrison, Virginia, Fort Harrison National Cemetery, 1866-2008
- Henrico Co., Virginia - FindaGrave
- Annals of Henrico Parish, Diocese of Virginia, 1611-1884
- Henrico County, southside, 1736
- William Randolph I of Turkey Island (Henrico County) Virginia and his immediate descendants
- History Predating Most - Henrico County Virginia
- Henrico County, Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Henrico Co. VAGenweb
- Henrico County, Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Virginia Revolutionary War Units
- Henrico County, Virginia Military Records