Shenandoah County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Shenandoah County, Virginia (Map It) was created in 1772 from Frederick County. The County was originally named Dunmore County and was renamed in January 12, 1778. Shenandoah county was named for the Shenandoah River.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Shenandoah County is bordered by Hardy County, West Virginia (northwest), Frederick County (northeast), Warren County (east), Page County (southeast), Rockingham County (southwest).

Shenandoah County Cities and Towns include Strasburg, Toms Brook, Woodstock, Edinburg, Mount Jackson and New Market .

Shenandoah County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Shenandoah County, VA Courthouse
Shenandoah County, VA Courthouse

The Shenandoah County Courthouse is located in Woodstock, Virginia. Woodstock is the county seat for Shenandoah County. The cornerstone states the courthouse was built in 1795 and is the oldest still in use west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  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 Shenandoah 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. Includes records of Dunmore (1772—78).

  • Shenandoah County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1772, Land Records from 1772, Court Records from 1772 and Probate Records from 1772. 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.
  • Shenandoah County (VA) Treasurer
  • Shenandoah County Commissioner of Revenue
  • Shenandoah 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.

Shenandoah County, Virginia Census Records

Shenandoah County, Virginia Vital Records

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