Nelson County, Virginia Genealogy Guide2016-05-19T16:37:13+00:00

Nelson County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Nelson County, Virginia (Map It) was created in December 23, 1807 from Amherst County . Nelson county was named for Thomas Nelson Jr., governor of Virginia and signer of the Declaration of Independence.. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Nelson County is bordered by Augusta County (northwest), Albemarle County (northeast), Buckingham County (southeast), Appomattox County (south), Amherst County (southwest), Rockbridge County (west).

Nelson County Cities and Towns include no cities or incorporated towns in Nelson County. Unincorporated communities include but are not limited to Afton, Arrington, Bryant, Lovingston, Massies Mill, Montebello, Nellysford, Roseland, Schuyler, Shipman, Wingina, Gladstone, Tyro .

Nelson County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Nelson County, VA Courthouse
Nelson County, VA Courthouse

The Nelson County Courthouse is located in Lovingston, 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 Nelson 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.

  • Nelson County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1808, Land Records from 1808, Court Records from 1808 and Probate Records from 1808. 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.
  • Nelson County (VA) Treasurer
  • Nelson 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.

Nelson County, Virginia Census Records

Nelson County, Virginia Vital Records

Nelson County, Virginia Resources

Nelson County, Virginia External Links

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