Wise County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Wise County, Virginia (Map It) was created in February 16, 1856 from Lee County, Russell County and Scott County. Wise county was named for Henry Alexander Wise, governor of Virginia.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Wise County is bordered by Letcher County, Kentucky (northwest), Pike County, Kentucky (north), Dickenson County (northeast), Russell County (east), Scott County (south), Lee County (southwest), Harlan County, Kentucky (west).

Wise County Cities and Towns include Appalachia, Big Stone Gap, Coeburn, Pound, Wise and St. Paul .

Wise County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Wise County, VA Courthouse
Wise County, VA Courthouse

The Wise County Courthouse is located in Wise, 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 Wise 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.

  • Wise County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1856, Land Records from 1856, Court Records from 1856 and Probate Records from 1856. 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.
  • Wise County (VA) Treasurer
  • Wise County Commissioner of Revenue
  • Wise County and City of Norton Health Department, 134 Roberts Avenue, SW, Wise, Virginia 24293; (276) 328-8000
  • 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.

Wise County, Virginia Census Records

Wise County, Virginia Vital Records

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