Campbell County Virginia GenWeb Page

Campbell County, Virginia

Campbell County was settled in 1736 and incorporated in 1782. Formed from Bedford County, the county was named after Revolutionary War hero, General William Campbell who won fame in the 1780 Battle of King's Mountain. In 1784 Jeremiah Rust donated fifty acres of his land to establish Rustburg as the county seat. Originally inhabited by the Monacan Indians and visited by explorers as early as 1670, the earliest settlement in Campbell County was established in about 1736 at Hat Creek by a group of Scotch-Irish pioneers from Pennsylvania. Other towns in Campbell County are Altavista (1912) and Brookneal (1802). Lynchburg is nearby but is an independent City.

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Campbell County Clerk
P.O. Box 7
Rustburg, VA 24588

(434) 332-9517


 Family Bible of Alexander Mills CAMPBELL
& Martha Ann Dinwiddie CAMPBELL



 KIDD Bible



 SNOW Bible



 Moses HELM

Gen Lewis Andrew PICK

 Maj Burwell LEE, 1766-1825


The Campbell County Historical Society has for sale, ten volumes surveying Church Cemeteries, and ten volumes of Family Cemeteries.
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The Political Graveyard

 Cemeteries in Campbell County

 Callahan Family Cemetery

 Old Callahan Family Cemetery

 Candlers Cemetery

 Christ Episcopal Cemetery

 Dixon Family Cemetery

Episcopal Church of the Good Shephard Church Cemetery

Evington Methodist Church Cemetery

Partial Listing for Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery

 Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Perrow's Chapel Cemetery 

 Thurman Family Cemetery

Swan Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

Wesleybury Methodist Church Cemetery


The 1785 Campbell County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List

1820 Campbell County Census

(Includes Lynchburg City)

1840 Census of Pensioners - Military

Index to 1850 Campbell County Census

  1880 Census

An Offlink Site

 S-K Census for Campbell County

Electronic census spreadsheets








 ASKEW Family

  COMBS Family

MASON Family


 TYREE Family


 Historical Highway Markers of Campbell County

 History of Campbell County Federation of Leagues

 Indian Jim's Cave

Virginia Black History Archives 




Campbell County Public Library



1895 Campbell County Map

 Virginia Historical Counties Map

 U.S. Census Maps 1790-1930


HOGAN Marriages of Campbell County 



 FUQUA Family Migrates to Ohio, published 1877

GRAY Family Information 

 SHANNON Family Births, Deaths, & Marriages


 Misc. Campbell County Documents

 Common Nicknames


  Chatham Star-Tribune

The News Advance

 Altavista Journal


 Wiley CAMPBELL, 1842

  Sampson Evans, 1842



The Campbell County Historical Society

Central VA Genealogical Assoc.

 Altavista Chamber of Commerce

 Staunton River Historical Society
Willie Hodges Booth Museum
Main Street
PO Box 270
Brookneal VA 24528


 War of 1812 Pension Abstract, William FARMER, 1853

 Pension of Thomas COCHRAN, 1832






Historic Green Hill Plantation

Avoca Museum in Altavista



Campbell Co. Deaths in WWII

 42nd VA Inf. Regiment Co. I, Campbell Gaurds

 1835 Federal Pension List for Virginia


  Joseph AKIN, 1809

James CLARK Sr., 1802

  George COCK, Sr., 1801

  George COCK, 1818

  Judith COCK, 1838

 The Daniel DRISKILL, 1813

  Dr. William IRVINE, 1796

  Michael JONES, 1791

  William JONES, 1858

  Thomas JONES, 1826

 LEE Family Wills

  John MASON, 1795

  John MASON,1855

 Will of Achilles MOORMAN, 1783, Inventory, 1785-1786

  Andrew MOORMAN, 1791, Inventory, 1791-1800

  Micajah MOORMAN, 1806

  Thomas MOORMAN, 1845

  Zachariah MOORMAN, 1787

John PORTER Sr., 1781

  Thomas ROBINSON, 1830

 Vincent SNOW Estate, 1829

  Williston TALBOT, 1827

  Henry TATE, 1784

Hannah WATKINS, 1837


 Geographic Nameserver

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 USGenWeb Archive Search Engine, State-by-State


 Where to write for Vital Statistics


 Campbell County Government

 Search the LDS website

The Association for Gravestone Studies  

 Search the DAR Library Catalog

 Deciphering Old Handwriting

 Create a time line of History

 Epidemics in the United States