Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Pittsylvania County, Virginia (Map It) was created in December 15, 1766 from Halifax County. Pittsylvania county was named for the the 1st Earl of Chatham, William Pitt (1708-1778). Pitt was serving as Great Britain's Prime Minister at the time Pittsylvania County was organized... Learn More About State of Virginia History

Pittsylvania County is bordered by Bedford County (northwest), Campbell County (northeast), Halifax County (east), Caswell County, North Carolina (southeast), Rockingham County, North Carolina (southwest), Henry County (west/southwest), Franklin County (west/northwest).

Pittsylvania County Cities and Towns include Chatham, Gretna and Hurt. Although Danville is within the boundaries of Pittsylvania County, it is not a part of the county. Since it is incorporated as a city, it is an independent city under Virginia law. .

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Pittsylvania County, VA Courthouse
Pittsylvania County, VA Courthouse

The Pittsylvania County Courthouse is located in Chatham, 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 Pittsylvania 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.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Census Records

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Vital Records

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Resources

Pittsylvania County, Virginia External Links

  • Pittsylvania County, Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
  • Pittsylvania Co. VAGenweb
  • Pittsylvania County, Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
  • Virginia Revolutionary War Units
  • The following list of Pittsylvania companies which served in this great conflict is correct as far as it goes. It was compiled from the memories of the veterans (Wyatt Whitehead, James Carter, Rawley Martin and others):
    • 38th Regiment Colonel Issac Carrington of Pittsylvania Courthouse
      • Company A: Captain David Townes
      • Company B: Captain John Cabell, "Pittsylvania Vindicators"
      • Company C: Captain William Simpson
      • Company D: Captain R. C. Herndon
      • Company E: Captain Joseph R. Cabell
      • Company H: Captain Joseph M. Terry
      • Company K: Captain George R. Griggs
    • 53rd Regiment Colonel Aylett; Lt. Colonel R. W. Martin, Pittsylvania Courthouse
      • Company I: Captains Werth and William Tredway, "Chatham Greys"
      • Company G: Captains Ross Carter, W. S. Perrick, R. A. Mustein
      • Company F: Halifax-Pittsylvania Border Company
    • 18th Regiment Colonels Robert Withers and George C. Cabell
      • Company I: Captain James Luck, "Spring Garden Blues"
      • Company A: "Danville Blues"
      • Company B: "Danville Greys"
    • 57th Regiment Colonel William H. Ramsey, of Pittsylvania
      • Company E: "Pigg River Greys"
      • Company I: "Pittsylvania Life Guards"
    • 21st Regiment Company H: Captain Sherrod Mustein
      • Company I: "Turkey Cock Greys, " Captain Ad Witcher
    • 46th Regiment
      • Company C: "Pigg River Invincibles, " Captain Isaac Watson
    • 6th Virginia Cavalry Colonel Thomas S. Flournoy
      • Company E: "Pittsylvania Dragoons, " Captain Cabell Flournoy
    • 13th Virginia Artillery
      • Company B: "Ringgold Battery, " Captains Stamps and Crispen Dickerson
    • Greene's Battery, Danville, 6th Virginia Reserves
      • Company C, Danville, Captain R. J. Moorman
    • Pittsylvania Home Guards, Captain Chesley Martin
  • Pittsylvania County, Virginia Military Records