Washington County, Virginia
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GCVHF - Second Saturday
April 1, 2013
The GCVHF office will be opened for researchers on the second Saturday of the month. We're offering the Saturday hours primarily for people who can't get to the office during the work week.
Second Saturday hours will begin April 13th and go to October 12th. We'll be open from 10 AM to 4 PM. See our calendar at www.graysonheritage.org/events for our full office schedule.
This Second Saturday program is part of an effort to better connect with the local community. It will require more time from our current office volunteers. More volunteers are needed. If you like helping others and have time to work in our office during these Saturdays or other days contact us.
New River Notes
January 6, 2013
New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.
New River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffery C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look. For more information on the changes and plans see posts on the GCVHF Google+ Page.
Washington County, Virginia
Washington County, Virginia was named for General George Washington. The county was established on 7 December 1776 from Fincastle County (extinct). The county courthouse was established at Black's Fort which became the incorporated town of Abingdon in 1778.
Each of these counties were formed from Washington County:
- Russell County in 1786,
- Lee County in 1793,
- Tazewell County in 1800,
- Scott County in 1814,
- Smyth County in 1832,
- Wise County in 1836,
- Buchanan County in 1858,
- Dickenson County in 1880.
General information for researchers can be found at:
Agriculture and Industry
Cemetery Name Index
Cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order. Family cemeteries are listed based on the surname, given name is used in the cemetery title. Note many cemeteries are known by more than one name.
Make your selection below; "A" is the default selection.
- Azen Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
- Clear Branch Cemetery
- East Hill Cemetery
- Fleenor Cemetery
- Green Cove Baptist Church Cemetery
- Jackson Cemetery
- Johnson, William Family Cemetery
- Konnarock Cemetery
- Maple Grove Cemetery
- Pine Hill Chuch Cemetery
- Rush Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
- Sharretts Cemetery
- Sugar Grove Cemetery
- Tumbling Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
- Warren Family Cemetery
- 1782 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
- 1792 Washington County, Virginia Militia Payroll
- 1796 - 1831 Free Negro Register
- 1806 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List - Lower District
- 1813 - 1814 Washington County, Virginia Slave Importations
- 1852 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List - Upper District
- 1862 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List - Upper District
- 1868 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List - Upper District
- 1870 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List - Upper District
- 1871 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List - Saltville Township
- 1872 - 1873 List of Labor & Tax for Saltville District
- 1883 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List - Upper District
- 1883 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List - Lower District
- 1887 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List - Upper District
- The Washington County Surveyors Record 1781-1797
- Proclamation of Governor Patrick Henry - 1785
- A Few Notes From Washington County, Virginia Estray Book 1, 1813-1860
- The Bristol Convention: Debow's Review - September 1868
- I. M. Rose Deposition for the Southern Claims Commission
- Washington County, Virginia in War Time
- The Iron Mountain Lutheran School for Boys and Young Men
- A Social and Economic Survey of Washington County, Virginia
- Washington County, Virginia Chancery Notes
Geography and Geology
- Post 1912 Washington County, Virginia Death Record Abstracts
- Washington County, Virginia Death Records
- 1945 - 1979 Miscellaneous Death Records, Blevins Funeral Home
- 1957 Obituaries and Death Notices in the Bristol Herald-Courier
- Bristol, Washington County, Virginia Death Records
- Miscellaneous Items from the Saltville Progress