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Death Certificate

Revolutionary War Pension Applications for patriots of

Giles County

. Some of these fellows may have lived in the part of Giles County that was used when Craig County was formed. At the bottom of this War page Click on Botetourt County to view Patriots from Botetourt and other counties.

ART by Susie

There are many unmarked gravesites in Cemeteries in Craig County.

A goal of the Craig County Virginia Historical Society is to identify where our Confederate Soldiers are intered.

If you have a great grandfather who served in the Confederate Army,is intered in Craig County, and does not have a grave marker, please e-mail me at:Rena or Steve , giving us the Name, date of birth, date of death, and Company in which he served, Name of Cemetery and directions.If avaliable please send a copy of the obit.

Do you have pictures to Contribute to this website?

Please scan and send them to Craig County Va or Stephen A. Taylor and I will add them here.

Cemetery Page

Look A New Addition.

CALDWELL documents

Tom Klatka, Archaeologist, Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Department of Historic Resorces, Commonwelth of Virginia has generously donated a CD of Cemeteries and Gwen Ledford Rice has spent a lot of time placeing the info on her site. Click Roanoke County Virginia Cemeteries


HOT off the Press!

The Craig - Botetourt Genealogy Club is happy to present the


There are a limited number of these books avaliable. Contact me for ordering details to reserve your book. Please put BOOK in the subject of your e-mail


Rootsweb Surname Index

Craig County Virginia project of the VAGenWeb

Suggestions and Comments always welcome.

 Send Email to Rena Worthen

Researcher's Web-Pages

If you have a WebPage about your Craig County families, send the surnames and URL to me,

I'll post it.

Be sure to specify the county!

Genealogically Oriented Pages

[The Works of Rena Worthen and Friends] [Mail List Archives] [Roanoke Times Obits] [OurValley] [Deciphering Old Handwriting]

My Other Webpages

[Patrick County Va] [Botetourt County] [Rockbridge County]

Some of the Featured Family Biographies

[Nida] [Nida] [Lugar] [Walker] [Duncan] [Elmore] [Carper]

All new Biographies may be added and viewed at the Biographies Board above

Historical & Background Items of Interest

The Hornbook of Virginia History

Virginia, A Guide to the Old Dominion

New Castle,is the seat of Craig County, Virginia. Craig County was established in 1851.

Botetourt Genealogy Club

P.O. Box 1148
Buchanan, VA 24066
For More Information!

Botetourt Genealogy Club

Craig County Virginia Historical Society

P.O. Box 206
New Castle, VA 24127-0206
Membership dues are as follows:

Individual: $6.00

Family: $10.00

Contributing: $10.00

Sustaining: $50.00

Life: $ 100.00

Make Check Payable to Craig County Virginia Historical Society

The Craig County Virginia Historical Society, The Museum and Library are located in the Old Brick Hotel, beside the Courthouse.

The Craig County Virginia Historical Society meets the 4th Monday each month.

In and Around Craig County is published each year by the Craig County Virginia Historical Society.

The Craig County Virginia Historical Society Library opens begining in April on Friday afternoon from 1:00 pm. to 4:00 pm. New Books added to the Library for research are:

1. The Family Von Nida from Germany to America. 1262-1998

2. The Virginia Genealogist, Vol 8 1964

3. 28th Virginia Infantry by Frank Field Jr.

4. Benjamin Richard Craft by Stephen Taylor

5. Grosecloses and Descendants in America by B. Clark Groseclose

6. 1930 - 1945 Craig county School Census

7. Craig County Births 1853 - 1896

Southwestern Virginia Genealogical Society

meets (usually) the third Saturday (except summer months and December) at the Roanoke Virginia City Central Library. Their quarterly publication, Virginia Appalachian Notes, often includes articles of Craig Co interest. Membership is $20.00. To join, write:
P.O. Box 12485
Roanoke, VA 24026-2485

Now online at New River Notes.

New River Notes

Virginia Surname Homepage Register

Also, consider registering it with the others at:


Query Page



Deeds and other Goodies

BOOKS for Sale

Family Reunion "Bulletin Board"

Family Reunion page

You can post information on upcoming family reunions in Virginia, Let everyone know about yours. Other State Pages will have this feature as well.

Links to Every County in the VAGenWeb Archives

Craig County Virginia Specific Files

There may be something there of interest to you, and files are being added daily. Please help us get more information online for everyong to share. Visit often to see what we've added.
Or use the USGenWeb Archive Search Engine, State-by-State

Where to Write for Vital Statistics

This WebSite State & County Addresses

Climbing the Web

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Shortcuts to Neighboring Virginia Counties

  Alleghany County, Virginia       Rockbridge County, Virginia
Botetourt County, Virginia 
                       Craig County Virginia

Giles County, Virginia
 Bedford County, Virginia
       Roanoke County, Virginia 

Shortcuts to Ancestor Virginia Counties

Charles River County (Original Shire)        Chickacoan Indian Reserve
name changed to                                   |
 York County (1642)                   Northumberland County (1648)
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         |                                    |
         |                           Lancaster County (1651)
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    New Kent County (1654)             Rappahannock County (1656-1692)  
         |                                    |
King and Queen County (1691)           Essex County (1692)
         | |_________                         |
         |           |                        |
         |       King William County (1702)
                Spotsylvania County (1721)
                   Orange County (1734)
                  Augusta County (1745)

                  Botetourt County (1770)

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