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Latest revision as of 14:50, 24 March 2020

Guide to Warren County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.


Warren County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Warren County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Warren County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 9, 1836
County Seat Front Royal
Courthouse
VirginiaWarrenCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Warren County is located in the Northern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and included in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. It was named after Dr. Joseph Warren, one of the earliest Founding Fathers of America[1].

Warren County, Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Warren County Courthouse
1 East Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: 540-635-2435

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1836
  [2]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1836 1853 1836 1836 1836 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912.
General compliance year is unknown.

Warren County, Virginia History[edit | edit source]

Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-1775)

The county is named after Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-1775), "American Revolutionary War officer, who sent Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride."[4][5]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1836--Warren County was created 9 March 1836 from Frederick and Shenandoah Counties.
County seat: Front Royal [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

  • Lost census: 1890

Warren County, Virginia Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Good, Rebecca H. and Rebecca A. Ebert. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia: A Genealogical Guide. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1998. 4th ed. FHL Book 975 D27e 1998

African American[edit | edit source]

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy cohabitation records are available online.

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872

Search the Library of Virginia's Virginia Untold collection for digitized records related to African Americans of Warren County.

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:


Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Virginia Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Warren County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18405,627
18506,60717.4%
18606,442−2.5%
18705,716−11.3%
18807,39929.4%
18908,28011.9%
19008,8376.7%
19108,589−2.8%
19208,8523.1%
19308,340−5.8%
194011,35236.1%
195014,80130.4%
196014,655−1.0%
197015,3014.4%
198021,20038.6%
199026,14223.3%
200031,58420.8%

1890 Union Veterans

Church[edit | edit source]

Quaker[edit | edit source]

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

Court[edit | edit source]

  • Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index can be used to search Warren County chancery records for the years 1837-1948. Digital images are available for 1837-1912 and indexed information and originals are available through 1948 - see online catalog or contact Archives Research Services for availability.
  • Post-1940 Warren County chancery records may be available at the Circuit Court Clerk's Office.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Several genealogies have been published about Warren County families. To view a list, visit Warren County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

See also: Virginia Compiled Genealogies


  • Cartmell, T. K. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick County, Virginia (Illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records of Old Frederick County, Now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick. n.p.: n.p., c1909. FHL Collection 975.59 H2c 1963; FHL Collection 1000634 Item 1]; digital versions at Ancestry ($); FamilySearch Digital LibraryWorld Vital Records ($). [3 copies at FHL.]
  • O'Dell, Cecil. Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. FHL Collection. One of the most impressively researched one-place studies in the United States. In a review, Dorman stated "Comprehensive studies such as this appear only rarerly. This volume should be in every Virginia genealogical collection."[9]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Winchester (Independent City)Frederick CountyClarke CountyFauquier CountyRappahannock CountyPage CountyShenandoah CountyVA WARREN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


  • Massanutten Area Atlas. Original records, Shenandoah County Archives, Woodstock, Va. Microfilmed reproduction available at FHL. [This is a bound book of hand drawn maps showing property boundaries for grant map, ca. 1748-1915. It covers parts of Shenandoah, Warren and Page counties.]

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Warren County on page 136.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812[edit | edit source]
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Warren County, p. 106. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Warren County, Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Warren County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E and I.[10]
- 17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (Warren Rifles).[11]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[12]
- 49th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company E (Warren Blues).[13]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battles were fought in Warren County:

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865
World War II[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Warren County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.


Private Papers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Warren County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy deaths are online in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society.


Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Warren County, Virginia Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_County,_Virginia
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Warren County, Virginia. Page 722 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Warren County, Virginia . Page 710-723 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.
  4. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  5. "List of counties in Virginia," Wikipedia.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Warren County,_Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 4 March 2020.
  7. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  8. William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas W. Marshall and John Cox, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Bros., 1950). Vol. 6. FHL Book 973 D2he 1993 v. 6.
  9. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.
  10. Dennis E. Frye, 12th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 42.
  11. Lee A. Wallace, 17th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 67.
  12. Roger U. Delauter, 18th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18.
  13. Richard B. Kleese, 49th Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 2002). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 138.
  14. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)
  15. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  16. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 17 August, 2012)
  17. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August 2012).