Washington County, Virginia Genealogy Guide2016-05-19T16:56:56+00:00

Washington County, Virginia Genealogy Guide

Washington County, Virginia (Map It) was created in December 07, 1776 from Fincastle County. Part of Montgomery County was added in 1777. Washington county was named for George Washington, Revolutionary War commander, U.S. Founding Father, and future U.S. President .. Learn More About State of Virginia History

Washington County is bordered by Smyth County (northeast), Grayson County (east-southeast), Johnson County, Tennessee (south/southeast), Sullivan County, Tennessee (southwest), Scott County (west), Russell County (northwest).

Washington County Cities and Towns include Abingdon, Damascus, Emory-Meadow View and Glade Spring .

Washington County, Virginia Courthouse Records

Washington County, VA Courthouse
Washington County, VA Courthouse

The Washington County Courthouse is located in Abingdon, Virginia. Washington County courthouse in Abingdon boast being the only new courthouse in Virginia built during reconstruction. It was completed in 1868. The previous courthouse was burned by Union soldiers in December 1864. Three earlier courthouses stood on this site. The first was constructed about 1800. The second was built in 1850 and burned during the war. The present Washington County courthouse was completed in 1868. It features four great Doric columns and a colaide to cornice and tower. 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 Washington 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. A minute book for the period 1787-1819 was lost as well as many loose papers in a fire in the clerk's office on 15 December 1864.

  • Washington County Clerk of Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1782, Land Records from 1778, Court Records from 1777 and Probate Records from 1777. 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.
  • Washington County (VA) Treasurer
  • Washington County Commissioner of Revenue
  • Washington 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.

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Washington County, Virginia Vital Records

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