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The Rockbridge Area Genealogical Society has many local tools at its disposal - among those reference tools are;

Local Reference Tools

Rockbridge Circuit Court

Rockbridge County was formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt Counties. This office houses records of all land transactions, probate and estate proceedings, court hearings/trials and marriage licenses recorded and issued in Rockbridge County from 1778 to present. The City of Lexington records are also located here.

Buena Vista Circuit Court

This Courthouse has marriages, births, deaths, deeds, tax records and other types of records. Buena Vista became an independent city in 1893 and has maintained its own records since that date. The courthouse is located at 2039 Sycamore in Buena Vista. Circuit Court Clerk - 540-261-2687

The VMI Archives

The Virginia Military Institute Archives and Special Collections Department, located in Preston Library, contains a wealth of 19th and 20th century collections of interest to both scholars and the general public. Holdings currently consist of more than 7,000 photographs; over 400 manuscript collections, among them the Papers of Stonewall Jackson and Matthew F. Maury; Civil War resources, including correspondence and diaries.

The George C Marshall Museum

Organized in 1953 at the suggestion of President Truman, the George C. Marshall Foundation and its Board of Trustees, made up of distinguished citizens, share and promote the principles which made Marshall a great leader in his lifetime and a unique example of leadership to succeeding generations. Located in Lexington, Virginia, adjacent to the Virginia Military Institute -- Marshall's alma mater -- and the campus of Washington and Lee University, the Foundation draws its inspiration from the life and career of General Marshall, America's premier soldier-statesman.

The Rockbridge Regional Library

The Headquarters library in Lexington serves as the central library for the RRL system. The administrative offices are located here, including the office of Mr. Alan Bobowski, Library Director. Acquisitions, cataloging, and processing of library materials are performed for the entire system at Headquarters. Professional reference staff provide information services at Headquarters and take information referrals from the branch librarians.

The Rockbridge Historical Society

Rockbridge Historical Society is one of the oldest, largest, and most active, county historical societies in Virginia. It was founded in 1939 by local citizens concerned about historic preservation and history education. The archives for RHS are housed in Special Collections at Leyburn Library on the Washington & Lee University Campus.
We hope your visit to our web site will help you, whether you

are planning a visit to the Rockbridge County area


are interested in seeing our collection of artifacts or our special exhibits


want to trace your family roots

Leyburn Library
(Washington & Lee University)

The University Library serves the student body as a learning and research facility; the faculty as a research facility and a source of contemporary information in his or her own field and parallel disciplines; and the public as a cultural component of the greater university community.

Preston Library
(Virginia Military Institute)

The facilities and collections of Preston Library are primarily for the use of the VMI Corps of Cadets, faculty and staff, but visitors are always welcome.  Circulation privileges are extended to Rockbridge County residents and to the faculty and students of Washington and Lee University and Southern Virginia College.

Leyburn Library Special Collections
(Washington & Lee University)

Historical records for Washington & Lee University and archival historical records for the Rockbridge Historical Society are kept here.

Rockbridge County Government

Your starting point for all things Rockbridge County.

Rockbridge County Geographic Information System (GIS)

GIS maps now available online.

City of Buena Vista

Official website for the City of Buena Vista.

Town of Glasgow

Official website for the Town of Glasgow.

City of Lexington

This website provides information on a wide range of City services, the rights and obligations of its citizens, and information about non-governmental organizations and the services they provide to the community.

Town of Goshen

The Town of Goshen, located in Rockbridge County, VA, is 19 miles northwest of Lexington and 30 miles southwest of Staunton. State Routes 42 and 39 intersect at a point in town where picturesque Mill Creek meets the Calfpasture River, merging to form the Maury River. Centrally located to Lexington, Staunton, Clifton Forge and Hot Springs. Approximately 400 residents now call the Incorporated Limits of Goshen home.

Stonewall Jackson House

It was originally the home of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and his wife, Anna. It then became a hospital and is now part of the VMI museums.

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Last modified on 31 October 2011