Welcome to the
Southampton County, Virginia
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 called Flowers' Bridge, then 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 has undertaken an
incredible project- digitizing the early court records of Southampton County.
Volunteers are needed to index these digital records.
For more information, read J. Kenneth Brantley's letter to the Southampton Historical Society.
Blackwater Regional Library
· Walter Cecil Rawls Library and Museum
22511 Main St., Courtland, VA 23837
phone (757)653-2821; fax (757)653-9374
· Ruth Camp Campbell Memorial Branch
280 North College Dr., Franklin, VA 23851
phone (757)562-4801; fax (757)562-0162;
For additional information visit these sites:
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