Amherst County, Virginia Genealogy Guide2016-05-19T15:42:48+00:00

Amherst County, Virginia Records

Amherst County, Virginia (Map It) was created in April 07, 1761 and was formed from Albemarle County. Amherst county was named for the Jeffery Amherst, British conqueror of Quebec during the Seven Years War and colonial governor of Virginia .

Amherst County is bordered by Rockbridge County (northwest), Nelson County (northeast), Appomattox County (southeast), Campbell County (south), Independent city of Lynchburg (south), Bedford County (southwest).

Amherst County Cities and Towns include Amherst, Madison Heights .

Amherst County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Amherst County, VA Courthouse
Amherst County, VA Courthouse

Old Amherst County, VA Courthouse
Old Amherst County, VA Courthouse

The Amherst County Courthouse is located in Amherst, Virginia. The old courthouse was built in 1870. The first sections of the current Amherst courthouse date from 1970 with a newer section seven years later.

The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH . Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The Amherst 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.

Amherst County, Virginia Census Records

Amherst County, Virginia Vital Records

Amherst County, Virginia Resources

Amherst County, Virginia External Links