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Welcome to the
Southampton County, Virginia
USGenWeb Project

Southampton County was formed from Isle of Wight Co. in 1749;  
a portion (west of the Blackwater River) of Nansemond Co. was later added.  
The county seat is Courtland (first sited at Flowers' Bridge, later named Jerusalem).  
The City of Franklin was formed from Southampton Co. in 1961, incorporated by court order.  
  (source: Hornbook of Virginia History)

The Brantley Association of America undertook an incredible project- digitizing the early court records of Southampton County,
with the support of Richard L. "Rick" Francis, Clerk of the Southampton Circuit Court,
and the Southampton County Historical Society.
Printoutsof the compiled indices are on view at the Clerk's Office, in Courtland.

For more information, and to view the images & indices,
visit the Southampton Project website.

If you find errors in the indices, please email them to Matt Harris.
Several have been found, and a list should be kept.

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Blackwater Regional Library
· Walter Cecil Rawls Library and Museum
  22511 Main St., Courtland, VA 23837
  phone (757)653-2821; fax (757)653-9374
  contact Manager

· Ruth Camp Campbell Memorial Branch
  280 North College Dr., Franklin, VA 23851
  phone (757)562-4801; fax (757)562-0162;
  contact Manager

If you have questions or comments, or data you would like to contribute to this Project, contact Matt Harris who maintains this site.

Last Updated:  Thursday, 09-Apr-2015 08:57:37 MDT

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