Spotsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Spotsylvania County, Virginia (Map It) was created in December 17, 1720 from Essex County, King and Queen County and King William County. Spotsylvania county was named for Alexander Spotswood, colonial lieutenant governor of Virignia .. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Spotsylvania County is bordered by Culpeper County (north), Stafford County (northeast), Caroline County (southeast), Hanover County (south), Louisa County (southwest), Orange County (west and northwest).

Spotsylvania County Cities and Towns include Alsop, Arcadia, Artillery Ridge, Bells Crossroad, Belmont, Blades Corner, Brockroad, Brokenburg, Carters Store, Chancellor, Chancellorsville, Chewnings Corner, Cookstown, Dunavant, Five Mile Fork, Four Mile Fork, Granite Springs, Lanes Corner, Leavells, Lewiston, Margo, Marye, Massaponax, McHenry, Old Trap, Olivers Corner, Partlow, Paytes, Post Oak, Shady Grove Corner, Snell, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Stubbs, Thornburg and Todds Tavern .

Spotsylvania County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Spotsylvania County, VA Courthouse
Spotsylvania County, VA Courthouse

Old Spotsylvania County, VA Courthouse
Old Spotsylvania County, VA Courthouse

The Spotsylvania County Courthouse is located in Spotsylvania, Virginia. The County was formed in 1720 with the county seat at Germanna in 1722. Later the county seat was moved to Fredericksburg, 1732, to the "Old Court House", 1778, and finlally to its present location. The building was completed in 1840. A new, larger building with a similar design was constructed using the original Doric columns abd a wing was added on the southwest corner in 1964 for government offices. 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 Spotsylvania 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.

  • Spotsylvania County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1795, Land Records from 1720, Court Records from 1722 and Probate Records from 1724. 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.
  • Spotsylvania County (VA) Treasurer
  • Spotsylvania County Commissioner of Revenue
  • Spotsylvania 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.

Spotsylvania County, Virginia Census Records

Spotsylvania County, Virginia Vital Records

Spotsylvania County, Virginia Resources

Spotsylvania County, Virginia External Links

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