Buena Vista (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Buena Vista, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1892
Website www.buenavistavirginia.org/

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The City of Buena Vista is located in the Western portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was originally named Mahonville after James and Martha Mahon who left many descendants, some of whom still live in the area. In 1879 the citizens voted to rename the town Buena Vista (Spanish for "beautiful view")[1].

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Buena Vista City Courthouse

For additional records, see Rockbridge County, Virginia Genealogy.

History[edit | edit source]

For a brief history, see About Buena Vista on Buena Vista's website.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1892--Buena Vista was created in 1892 from Rockbridge County. [2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Buena Vista (Independent City), Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the City
  • FindAGrave Cliking on Place Name (without the word "cemetery") may list more.
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Green Hill Cemetery was acquired by the city in 1953 and has become known as a place of beauty.[3]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Amherst CountyLexington (Independent City)Rockbridge CountyVA BUENA VISTA IND CITY.PNG
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Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.fourteenernet.com/history/history-of-buena-vista
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. http://www.bvcity.org/cemetery.htm