Southampton County, Virginia Genealogy Guide2016-05-19T16:47:31+00:00

Southampton County, Virginia Records

Southampton County, Virginia (Map It) was created in April 20, 1749 from Isle of Wight County. Part of Nansemond County was added in 1785. Southampton county was named for either Southampton, England or Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, one of the founders of the Virginia Company..

Southampton County is bordered by Greensville County (west), Sussex County (northwest), Surry County (north), Isle of Wight County (northeast), Hertford County, North Carolina (south), Northampton County, North Carolina (southwest).

Southampton County Cities and Towns include Boykins, Branchville, Capron, Courtland, Ivor and Newsoms .

Southampton County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Southampton County, VA Courthouse
Southampton County, VA Courthouse

The Southampton County Courthouse is located in Courtland, Virginia. The first courthouse was built in 1752 on the east bank of the Nottoway River where the present courthouse now stands. The current courthouse building is the latest of several which have served the county. It was constructed in 1834 and extensively remodeled in 1924. Later a new county office building was added in 1960.

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 Southampton 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.

Southampton County, Virginia Census Records

Southampton County, Virginia Vital Records

Southampton County, Virginia Resources

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