Southampton County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Southampton County, Virginia (Map It) was created in April 20, 1749 from Isle of Wight County. Part of Nansemond County was added in 1785. Southampton county was named for either Southampton, England or Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, one of the founders of the Virginia Company.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Southampton County is bordered by Greensville County (west), Sussex County (northwest), Surry County (north), Isle of Wight County (northeast), Hertford County, North Carolina (south), Northampton County, North Carolina (southwest).

Southampton County Cities and Towns include Boykins, Branchville, Capron, Courtland, Ivor and Newsoms .

Southampton County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Southampton County, VA Courthouse
Southampton County, VA Courthouse

The Southampton County Courthouse is located in Courtland, Virginia. The first courthouse was built in 1752 on the east bank of the Nottoway River where the present courthouse now stands. The current courthouse building is the latest of several which have served the county. It was constructed in 1834 and extensively remodeled in 1924. Later a new county office building was added in 1960. 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 Southampton 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.

  • Southampton County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1750, Land Records from 1749, Court Records from 1749 and Probate Records from 1749. 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.
  • Southampton County Commissioner of Revenue
  • Southampton 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.

Southampton County, Virginia Census Records

Southampton County, Virginia Vital Records

Southampton County, Virginia Resources

Southampton County, Virginia External Links

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