King William County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

King William County, Virginia (Map It) was created in September 12, 1701 from King and Queen County . King William county was named for William III of England.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

King William County is bordered by Caroline County (northwest), King and Queen County (northeast), New Kent County (south), Hanover County (southwest).

King William County Cities and Towns include West Point and King William.

King William County, Virginia Courthouse Records

KingWilliam County, VA Courthouse
KingWilliam County, VA Courthouse

The King William County Courthouse is located in King William, Virginia. The King William County courthouse, erected early in the second quarter of the 18th century, is one of the older courthouses still in use in the United States. This T-shaped building was constructed of brick laid in Flemish bond, with an arcade imitating the first capital in Williamsburg. One of the best preserved of Virginia's colonial courthouse buildings, it features fine Georgian brickwork. About 1840 the courthouse was enlarged with a unique stile and a brick wall was erected to enclose the court green. Its rural historic setting is a rare survival. 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 King William 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. All county court records prior to 1885 (except for seventeen will books) were destroyed in a fire in that year.

  • King William County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1786, Land Records from 1701, Court Records from 1701 and Probate Records from 1701. 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.
  • King William County (VA) Treasurer
  • King William County Commissioner of the Revenue
  • King William 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.

King William County, Virginia Census Records

King William County, Virginia Vital Records

King William County, Virginia Resources

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