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Frederick County, Virginia (Map It) was created in December 15, 1738 from Orange County, part of Augusta County was added later. Authorized in 1738, but the government was not formed until 1743. Frederick county was named for Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George II .. Learn More About State of Virginia History
Frederick County is bordered by Clarke County (east), Warren County (south), Shenandoah County (southwest), Hardy County, West Virginia (southwest), Hampshire County, West Virginia (west), Morgan County, West Virginia (north), Berkeley County, West Virginia (northeast).
Frederick County Cities and Towns include Winchester, Middletown and Stephens City.
Frederick County, Virginia Courthouse Records
Frederick County, VA Courthouse
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 Frederick 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. Authorized in 1738, but the government was not formed until 1743.
- Frederick County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1771, Land Records from 1743, Court Records from 1743 and Probate Records from 1743. 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.
- Frederick County (VA) Treasurer
- Frederick County Real Estate Information
- Frederick / Winchester Health Department, 10 Baker Street, Winchester, VA 22601; Phone: (540) 722-3470
- 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.
Frederick County, Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: Virginia Heads of families 1790: records of the state enumerations, 1782 to 1785
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Frederick County, Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1853 to December 1896 and since June 14, 1912 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896
- Marriage Records: from January 1853 to present. The Virginia Archives has copies of marriage records prior to 1936.
- Divorce Records: from January 1918 to present.
- Locations: Virginia Office of Vital Statistics, Virginia State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: 2001 Maywill Street, Richmond, Virginia 23230
Frederick County, Virginia Resources
- State of Virginia Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Virginia
- Handley Regional Library
- Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society
- Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
- Central Rappahannock Heritage Center
- Frederick County, Virginia Message Boards
- Frederick County, Virginia Genealogy Forum
- Frederick County microfilmed holdings at The Library of Virginia
- Virginia Heritage - Guides to manuscript and Archival Collections in Frederick Co. Virginia
Frederick County, Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Virginia (1784 - 1922 )
- Frederick County, Virginia Books - Amazon
- 1771-1825 Marriages
- 1782-1815 City of Winchester Marriages
- Frederick County Virginia Birth Records, 1855-96
- Frederick County, Virginia, marriages, 1771-1825
- Frederick County, Virginia, Wills & Administrations, 1795-1816
- Using County and City Court Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia
- Virginia County Records, Volume , VI, VII , IX, X The records in these series were compiled as part of a series known as the Virginia County Records . The volume includes wills, land grants, and marriage bonds as well as other miscellaneous information on early Virginia settlers.
- 1810 Frederick County, Virginia census
- Frederick Co., Virginia - FindaGrave
- Frederick County, Virginia Hopewell Friends History
- History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley Counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson and Clarke
- Shenandoah Valley pioneers and their descendants
- Winchester, Virginia, and its beginnings, 1743-1814
- The story of Winchester in Virginia, the oldest town in the Shenandoah Valley
- Frederick County, Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Frederick Co. VAGenweb
- Frederick County, Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Virginia Revolutionary War Units
- Civil War battles in Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia, 1861-1865
- Frederick County, Virginia Military Records