Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Stafford County, Virginia (Map It) was created in 1664 from Westmoreland County. Stafford county was named for Stafford, England.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Stafford County is bordered by Fauquier County (northwest), Prince William County (north), Charles County, Maryland (east), King George County (southeast), Caroline County (south), Spotsylvania County (southwest), Culpeper County (west).

Stafford County Cities and Towns include Aquia Harbour, Falmouth, Garrisonville, Stafford, Hartwood and White Oak .

Stafford County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Stafford County, VA Courthouse
Stafford County, VA Courthouse

Old Stafford County, VA Courthouse
Old Stafford County, VA Courthouse

The Stafford County Courthouse is located in Stafford, 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 Stafford 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. Many pre-Civil War county court records were lost to vandalism during the war. Scattered years of deeds, wills, and orders have survived as has an old General Index.

  • Stafford County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1854, Land Records from 1686, Court Records from 1664 and Probate Records from 1664. 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.
  • Stafford County (VA) Treasurer
  • Stafford County Commissioner of the Revenue
  • Stafford 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.

Stafford County, Virginia Census Records

Stafford County, Virginia Vital Records

Stafford County, Virginia Resources

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