Westmoreland County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Westmoreland County, Virginia (Map It) was created in July 1653 from Northumberland County and part of King George County was added in 1777. Westmoreland county was named for Westmoreland, United Kingdom.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Westmoreland County is bordered by Charles County, Maryland (north), St. Mary's County, Maryland (northeast), Northumberland County (southeast), Richmond County (south), Essex County (southwest), King George County (northwest).

Westmoreland County Cities and Towns include Colonial Beach and Montross .

Westmoreland County, Virginia Courthouse Records


Westmoreland County, VA Courthouse

The Westmoreland County Courthouse is located in Montross, 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 Westmoreland 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. An order book for the period 1764-1776 was lost to theft, and many loose papers were damaged during both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

  • Westmoreland County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1772, Land Records from 1653, Court Records from 1653 and Probate Records from 1653. 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.
  • Westmoreland 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.

Westmoreland County, Virginia Census Records

Westmoreland County, Virginia Vital Records

Westmoreland County, Virginia Resources

Westmoreland County, Virginia External Links

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