Powhatan County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Powhatan County, Virginia (Map It) was created in June 03, 1777 from Cumberland County, Part of Chesterfield County was added in 1850. Powhatan county was named for the Powhatan tribe.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Powhatan County is bordered by Goochland County (north), Chesterfield County (east), Amelia County (south), Cumberland County (west).

Powhatan County Cities and Towns include Powhatan .

Powhatan County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Powhatan County, VA Courthouse
Powhatan County, VA Courthouse

The Powhatan County Courthouse is located in Powhatan, Virginia. The first courthouse was built here about 1783 and around it grew the village of Scottville. Named for Revolutionary War Gen. Charles Scott, who was born in the area, the town eventually became known as Powhatan Court House. The present courthouse was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, of New York, and built in 1849. It is a masterpiece of Greek Revival architecture. The oldest building in the court square is the clerk's office built about 1798 and nearby is a late-18th-century double-galleried courthouse tavern. Part of the Confederate army, retreating from Richmond, passed here on 4 Apr. 1865. 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 Powhatan 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.

  • Powhatan County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1777, Land Records from 1777, Court Records from 1777 and Probate Records from 1777. 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.
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  • 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.

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