Northampton County, Virginia Genealogy Guide2016-05-19T16:38:09+00:00

Northampton County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Northampton County, Virginia (Map It) was created in 1634 and was one of the original eight shires. The County originally called Accawmack County but was renamed in 1643 . Northampton county was named for Northamptonshire, England .. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Northampton County is bordered by Accomack County (north), Mathews County (west, across the Chesapeake Bay).

Northampton County Cities and Towns include Cape Charles, Cheriton, Eastville, Exmore and Nassawadox. .

Northampton County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Northampton County, VA Courthouse
Northampton County, VA Courthouse

The Northampton County Courthouse is located in Eastville, 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 Northampton 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. Includes records of Accawmack County.

  • Northampton County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1706, Land Records from 1632, Court Records from 1632 and Probate Records from 1632. 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.
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  • 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.

Northampton County, Virginia Census Records

Northampton County, Virginia Vital Records

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