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Washington County Resources


 Washington County Courthouse

 To obtain copies of wills, deeds and marriages contact:

Washington County Clerk
111 North Court Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
(540) 628-5568



The Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia

Mailing Address:
Historical Society of Washington County, VA
P.O. Box 484
Abingdon, VA 24212

Visit their Web site for further information


Local Genealogical Societies

Holston Territory Genealogical Society 
PO Box 433 
Bristol, VA 24203-0433 
Web Site
Southwestern Virginia Genealogical Society 
PO Box 12485 
Roanoke, VA 24026

Links to other Washington County resources

A list of Militia fine for 1820 Washington Co VA 7th Regt

CSA: 48th Virginia Infantry 

Virginia Newspaper Project - Newspapers in Washington Co., VA   A bibliography of newspapers currently housed in the collections of the College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia.   The Project bibliography, in addition to Washington County newspapers, also includes a listing of newspapers throughout the US. 

New River Notes - Jeff Weaver's New River Genealogy Page with some information on Washington Co, VA.

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Publications & Books

Hunt Multimedia Genealogy, serving East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia... Our genealogy bookstore, complete with a secure shopping cart, provides some unusual offerings of family history items not found in the everyday bookstore!

VA-Washington County, 1850 Census Annotated
VA-Washington County, Cemeteries - High on a Windy Hill
VA-Washington County, 1880 Census, Annotated
VA-Washington County, Designated Colored Marriages, 1853-1881
VA-Washington County, History of Southwest Virginia 1746-1786 and Washington County
VA-Washington County, Marriages 1891-1902

We also offer genealogy charts and forms, digital photographs, as well as copies of documents such as pension records, Bible records, marriage certificates and more! Our unique research service specializes in education in genealogy and related computer technology. Hundreds of genealogical items will be posted to the site in the coming weeks. We have a Master Card/Visa secure site. Come in for a visit!

Other Published Resources

Ancestors of Edna Katherine & Pearl May Barlow by Frances Chan.  Covers nine major ancestoral lines of these two sisters including the Robinson & Edmiston surnames.  Click here for more info
 1870 Census OF Washington County Virginia (W/ Some annotations), Jack Hockett, 194 pages, softbound, with every name adult index. Iberian Publishing Co., 584 Cedar Creek Drive, Athens, GA 30605-3408. The price is $29.95 plus $4.00 shipping. It can be ordered from Iberian at 1-800-394-8634
The 1810-1840 & 1850 Census Records for Washington Co.  From SK Publications.  These are copies of the actual handwritten, not transcribed copies.  Check out their web site for more info.
The Bear Grass. A History, by Lawrence J. Fleenor, Jr. (Bear Grass, the Powell Mountain area from Abingdon to the Cumberland Gap, partly in Washington, Russell, Lee, Scott, and Wise Counties). 
Benge! by Lawrence Fleenor, Jr. Read about the 17 year struggle between the Holston Militia and the Cherokee lead by Chief Benge. The complete history of Chief BENGE now for sale. Includes Wash. Co genealogy
King's Mountain and Its Heroes by Lyman Draper. 
The Militia of Washington County, VA, Gerald H. Clark. (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press). 
The Reverend Daniel H. Carr's Journal, 1884-1890; by Rev. Daniel H. Carr. (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press). 
Southwest Virginia and Shenandoah Valley, by Thomas Bruce. (Richmond: J.L. Hill Publishing Co.)
Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Washington, and Wythe Counties, by Mary B. Kegley. (Wytheville, VA: Kegley Books). 
Washington County, Virginia Births and Deaths 1853-1892. , Dorris C. Stephen & Deborah Campbell. (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press). 
Washington County, Virginia Civil War Records by James L. Douthat.(Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press). 
Washington County, Virginia Marriages, 1782-1810, by Beverley Bleet. (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press). 
Marriages of Washington County, 1853-1880, by Thomas Colley.  ( Iberian Press, can be ordered online)
WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA MARRIAGES: MINISTERS' RETURNS, 1776-1859 by Marty Hiatt & Craig Roberts Scott. 1995, 315 pages, index ( Iberian Press, can be ordered online)
Washington County, VA Will Book 1, 1774-1792, by Shelby I. Edwards. (Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press). 
Washington Co, Va: Overseers Of The Poor, 1826-1863; by Jack Hockett ( Iberian Press)
1880 Census of Washington Co, VA with Annotations in the Saltville District by Sheila Hunt and Jack Hockett  for ordering info contact Sheila Hunt
Washington County Marriages 1891-1902  by Sheila Hunt.  Oder by contacting Shelia

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County Lookups 

    Below is a table listing the resources and the volunteers available for lookups. 

Mention the name of the book in your message.  Our volunteers aren't mind-readers & 
they may not remember which books they volunteered for.

Make your requests for lookup limited in scope. 
"Tell me everything about the Smiths" is probably too broad. <grin> 

Washington County Marriages 1853-1880




1860 Census for Washington County

N/A Jack Niemann
Rubinette Niemann

 "Washington Co.,VA marriages 1782-1800"

 published 1991 by Joan Colbert Gioe

 Donnene Mann

We need volunteers with access to Washington County, Virginia resources who are willing to help others!  To volunteer, contact the County Coordinator Tami Ramsey with the title of the resource and author, your name and email address.  Please read the USGenWeb policy on lookup materials before volunteering.

Virginia Resources

Virginia Records

The Virginia Vital Records office has records of births, deaths and marriages since 1853 except the years 1896-1912.  Visit their Web site for more information including how to obtain copies of these certificates.

Virginia Deptartment of Health
Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA  23208-1000
(804) 225-5000

The archives division at The Library of Virginia has copies of surviving birth and death records prior to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936.  These are on microfilm and are available through inter-library loan or viewing on premises.  For further information visit their  web site.

The Library of Virginia
Archives Division
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23219-8000
(804) 692-3500

On Line Virginia Resources

Virginia Vital Records Office
Virginia Resources on the Internet
Virginia Reunions 
Virginia GenWeb Project
Library of Virginia Genealogy Homepage
Library of Virginia Digital Library Project
Virginia State Weather Forecast
Virginia County Map
Virginia Topographical Map
The Virginia Civil War Home Page

Other Resource Links

U.S. Bureau of Land Management Online Records

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