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Rena Worthen
Updated May 23, 2010

On November 26, 1790, Patrick County, Virginia
was formed from, Henry County, Virginia.
Patrick County was created in 1791 (by an act of Virginia Assembly passed on November 26, 1790, to become effective on June 1, 1791) when Henry County was divided in two. The name comes from Patrick Henry, first governor of the Commonwealth.
Patrick County is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia
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African American Genealogy Websites - Virginia

AfriGeneas~ African Ancestored Genealogy
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African American Cemeteries Online
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Patrick County, Virginia
Query Information, Surnames, & Records

Mary Elizabeth (Major) Hardwick
Patrick County Message Boards - Queries - Bible - Biography - Deed book 1 - Obituary - Pensions - Wills - Births - Cemetery - Census - Deaths - Immigration - Lookups - Marriages - Military 
Post a Surname to the Patrick County Surnames List.  Please specify Patrick County.
View the Surnames on the Patrick County Surnames List
Patrick County Resource Page - A Cluster of Resources & Search Engines
Surname Helper - Search for a Patrick County Surname
Virginia Surname Registry
Virginia Unknown County Queries - Post or View Queries of Unknown Va. Counties
Virginia Resources at RootsWeb 
Index of Other Virginia County Resources at RootsWeb

You can order copies of original records from the Patrick County Courthouse. 
Send your request to: 
Patrick County Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 148
Stuart, VA 24171
Or call (540)694-7213 
Copies are 50 cents per page. Send a self-addressed envelope and they will bill you.

BOOKS FOR SALE at the Genealogy Society.

Other Patrick County Resources

Patrick County Archives - Census, Deed Abstracts, Marriage, Death Records & Wills
Marriage Records - Indexed by Groom - A, B, C and D only
Marriage Records 1799 - 1897
National Archives And Records Administration
To order:
Pension Application Files
Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files
Military Service Records
Wills (new will posted April 28, 2006)
1860 Census for Patrick County
1860 Census for Patrick County - fully indexed and searchable
1790 / 1800 County Tax Lists of Virginia
Patrick County, Va. Links (New River Notes)
The Enterprise - Voice of the People Since 1876
The Fate of the 1890 Population Census
Patrick County Migration Patterns - Our Ancestors... Where did they come from? Where did they go?
Volunteer Lookups
Official Patrick County Web Site
Patrick County Historical Society
Library of Virginia - A good place to look for guidance on sources is the Library of Virginia, which houses the Virginia archives. Be sure to check its web site.
Patrick County Books for Sale
A Great Place to start researching or just browsing
Chataigne's 1888-89 Virginia Business Directory - Patrick County 
Formation of Patrick County, Virginia
Search for a Town
Patrick County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Attractions - Lodging - Dining - Events
Obituaries in The Enterprise
Laurel Hill (The birthplace and boyhood home of Major General J.E.B. Stuart, C.S.A.) 

Free State of Patrick -  newsletter, books, research in Patrick Co. - Lots More! 

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Tombstone Project

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Virginia Cemeteries - Tombstone Project

National Cemeteries Web Site

A. Hughes Cemetery


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Patrick County Members Home Pages

Edward Lewis
Son of Charles Lewis of Amelia and Pittsylvania Counties
by Bryson C. Cook
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Arrington Genealogy
This site concerns the genealogy of our immediate family of Arringtons (Henry W Arrington) from Virginia and West Virginia..................


Edwards Genealogy & Edwards Family History - Virginia
Edwards genealogy and Edwards family history - Virginia for the  descendants of Lewis Edwards of Franklin County, VA (b: 3-10-1812) and Nancy Howell (b: 6-17-1809 in Montgomery County, VA).   Includes Edwards genealogy from Thomas Edwards, Sr. (d. 1751 Lunenburg County, now Henry County, Virginia) to Brice Edwards (b: Abt. 1779 in Henry County, VA d: January 28, 1856 in Patrick County, VA) and Jane Rakes of Virginia and more.  Also provides photos, family reunion dates, and links of interest.


Burnett Turner Via/Ross Etc/Etc Pages


Frazier, Cook and Wyrick Families
by John and Elnora Wyrick


Linda Lewis Home Page


Linda Lewis Ancestral Photos Page


Sexton Family History 


The Works of Rena Worthen and Friends 


DeHart Family Home Page 


Other Links

Census Look Up Board
State Census Index
National Archives And Records Administration
Vietnam Memorial
Cemetery Books (for sale)
Cemetery Records - Transcribed by Rena Worthen
Unmarked Cemetery
Indian Captives
1843 Wagon Train Pioneers 
Covered Bridges in Patrick County
Bob White Covered Bridge
Jack's Creek Covered Bridge

Covered Bridges in Virginia

Virginia Marriages

Civil War Links

Music Tunes, Index of Confederate
Civil War in Miniature
Virginia Civil War Home Page
Sterling Price Camp, No. 145 Civil War - Scott Williams, Webmaster

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Formation of Patrick County, Virginia
Legislative Enactment (created by law) 1790
Formed (Records Began) 1791

Counties, although ordered by 'the gentleman justices' to be formed, could not
do so until they had sufficient population to support
both a "justice" and a "court" and become a place of record.
Raymond W. Ryan, Jr.

In this chart you may see two dates.
The first is when the county was created by law and the second is when the county was formed and records began.
If the county was created by law and formed in the same year there will be one date.

  James City 1634                    Warrosquyoake 1634                    Charles City 1634

                                   Original Shire                            Original Shire                                Original Shire
                                      ¦                                                       ¦                                                        ¦
                 Surry County 1652                   Isle of Wight 1637                     Prince George County 1702-1703
                                       ¦              (name change only )                                               ¦
                                       ¦                                                       ¦                                                         ¦
Brunswick County 1720-1732
 Lunenburg County 1746
  Halifax County 1752
    Pittsylvania County 1766-1767
      Henry County 1776-1777
       Patrick County 1790-1791