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


Carroll County, Virginia
Boundary map of Carroll County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Founded 1842
County Seat Hillsville

Southwest Virginia county.

Carroll County Virginia Courthouse

Carroll County, Virginia
P O Box 218
Hillsville, Virginia 24343-0515
Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1842-1896,
marriage, divorce, probate and land records from 1842[1]

Beginning Dates for Carroll County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1855 1843 1854 1850 1842 1842

Carroll County Virginia History

Charles Carroll (1737-1832)

The county is named after Charles Carroll (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.[2]

Parent County

1842--Carroll County was created 17 January 1842 from Grayson and Patrick Counties.
County seat: Hillsville [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

  • Lost census: 1890


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Carroll County Virginia Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Carroll County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1963):33-35. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

African American

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:


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

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Carroll County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Carroll County:[4]

  • Alderman Cemetery
  • Alexander Cemetery
  • Alexander Webb Cemetery
  • Alford Cemetery
  • Alfred Marshall Cemetery
  • Allen Cemetery
  • Alley Cemetery
  • Allison Chapel Cemetery
  • Andrew Jennings Cemetery
  • Annis Goad Cemetery
  • Ayers Cemetery
  • Ballard Worrell Cemetery
  • Banks Cemetery
  • Barber Cemetery
  • Barnes Cemetery
  • Beamer Cemetery
  • Beasley Hill Cemetery
  • Bethany Cemetery
  • Bishops Chapel Cemetery
  • Blair Cemetery
  • Blue Ridge Chapel Cemetery
  • Bobbitt Cemetery
  • Bolt Cemetery
  • Bowman Cemetery
  • Bowman-Fariss-Martin Cemetery
  • Branscome Cemetery
  • Burnett Cemetery
  • Burnett-Hanks Cemetery
  • Burnett-Oak Grove Cemetery
  • C Walker Nester Cemetery
  • Can Horton Cemetery
  • Cana Cemetery
  • Carter Cemetery
  • Carter-Wilkerson Cemetery
  • Charles H Webb Cemetery
  • Chestnut Grove Cemetery
  • Church Alderman Cemetery
  • Coal Creek Memorial Cemetery
  • Coleman Cemetery
  • Collier Cemetery
  • Combs Cemetery
  • Coulson Cemetery
  • Cox Cemetery
  • Cranberry Cemetery
  • Crooked Creek Cemetery
  • Crooked Oak Cemetery
  • Cruise Cemetery
  • Culler Cemetery
  • Dalton Cemetery
  • Dalton-Horton Cemetery
  • Daniel Dickens Cemetery
  • Daniel Stanley Cemetery
  • Davis Cemetery
  • Dean Cox Cemetery
  • DeHaven Cemetery
  • Dell Turner Cemetery
  • Dillard Cemetery
  • Dinwiddie Cemetery
  • Dixon Cemetery
  • Doctor Jess Dickens Cemetery
  • Dry Pond Cemetery
  • Easrly Marshall Cemetery
  • Easter Cemetery
  • Edwards Cemetery
  • Edwards Chapel Cemetery
  • Edwards-Upchurch Cemetery
  • Eli Sowers Cemetery
  • Elk Spur Cemetery
  • Emmitt D Stanley Cemetery
  • Epworth Cemetery
  • Ezra Marshall Cemetery
  • Fairlawn Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Fellowship Tabernacle Cemetery
  • Fielden Worrell Cemetery
  • Flat Ridge Cemetery
  • Flower Gap Cemetery
  • Floyd Edwards Cemetery
  • Flurnoy Cloud Cemetery
  • Frazier Cemetery
  • Freemont Cemetery
  • Fugate Dalton Cemetery
  • Gallimore-McPeak Cemetery
  • Gardner Cemetery
  • Gladesboro Cemetery
  • Goad Cemetery
  • Good Hope Cemetery
  • Gray Cemetery
  • Green B Mabry Cemetery
  • Green Hill Cemetery
  • Guynn Cemetery
  • Hall Cemetery
  • Hardy-Jenkins Cemetery
  • Hattie Marshall Cemetery
  • Heath Banks Cemetery
  • Hebron Cemetery
  • Henley Cemetery
  • Henry F Vass Cemetery
  • Hill Cemetery
  • Horton Cemetery
  • Hurst Cemetery
  • Independence Cemetery
  • Isom Cemetery
  • Jack Allen Cemetery
  • Jackson Cemetery
  • Jackson Peak Cemetery
  • James Cloud Cemetery
  • James F Goad Cemetery
  • James Webb Cemetery
  • Jennings Cemetery
  • Jesse Bond Cemetery
  • Jessup Cemetery
  • Jimmy Marshall Cemetery
  • John Cassell Cemetery
  • John Finney Cemetery
  • John Goad Cemetery
  • John Largen Cemetery
  • John Patterson Webb Cemetery
  • Johnson Cemetery
  • Johnson-Leftwich Cemetery
  • Jonah Marshall Cemetery
  • Jones Cemetery
  • Joseph Bryant Cemetery
  • Joseph Horton Cemetery
  • Kemp Cemetery
  • King Cemetery
  • Largen Cemetery
  • Laurel Fork Cemetery
  • Leonard Memorial Cemetery
  • Lewis F Webb Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
  • Liberty Hill Cemetery
  • Lilburn Richardson Cemetery
  • Lindsey-Old Bethesda Cemetery
  • Little Vine Cemetery
  • Lost Cemetery
  • Love Cemetery
  • Mabe Cemetery
  • Mabry Cemetery
  • Maple Shade Cemetery
  • Marion Cemetery
  • Marshall Cemetery
  • Marshall-Bowman Cemetery
  • Marshall-Mabry Cemetery
  • Martin Cemetery
  • Martin Phillips Cemetery
  • McCraw Cemetery
  • McGrady Cemetery
  • McGrady-Thomas Cemetery
  • McMillian Cemetery
  • McPeak Cemetery
  • Melton Cemetery
  • Midway Cemetery
  • Milepost 197 Cemetery
  • Mitchell Cemetery
  • Mitchell Chapel Cemetery
  • Moles Cemetery
  • Monta Vista Cemetery
  • Montgomery Cemetery
  • Montgomery-Smith Cemetery
  • Moore Cemetery
  • Morris Cemetery
  • Mount Bethel Cemetery
  • Mount Carroll Cemetery
  • Mount Hebron Cemetery
  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
  • Mountain Plains Cemetery
  • Myers Cemetery
  • Nelson Cemetery
  • New Bell Spur Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery
  • New Mount Lebanon Cemetery
  • Newman Cemetery
  • Nige Lineberry Cemetery
  • North Cemetery
  • Nuckolls Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Oak Ridge Cemetery
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Old Gilmer Chapel Cemetery
  • Old Mount Lebanon Cemetery
  • Old Quaker Cemetery
  • Orvin Lineberry Cemetery
  • Osbourne Cemetery
  • Painter Cemetery
  • Panther Creek Cemetery
  • Parish Cemetery
  • Parnell Cemetery
  • Pauls Creek Cemetery
  • Pendleton Cemetery
  • Phillips Cemetery
  • Pickett Cemetery
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Pine View Cemetery
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • Polly Ann Marshall Cemetery
  • Puckett Cemetery
  • Quesenberry-Dalton Cemetery
  • Quesenberry-Semones Cemetery
  • Quesinberry Cemetery
  • Reece Cemetery
  • Reed Island Springs Cemetery
  • Rigney Cemetery
  • River Hill Cemetery
  • Roberts Cemetery
  • Rocky Ford Cemetery
  • Rome Cemetery
  • Round Knob Cemetery
  • Saint Paul Cemetery
  • Sandy Ridge Cemetery
  • Sarah Payne Cemetery
  • Semones Cemetery
  • Semones-Sunnyside Cemetery
  • Shadrick Worrell Cemetery
  • Sharp Cemetery
  • Shiloh Cemetery
  • Shockley Cemetery
  • Shorts Creek-Frazier Cemetery
  • Silverleaf Cemetery
  • Simpkins Cemetery
  • Skyview-Webb Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
  • Smith-Byrd Cemetery
  • Sollie Alderman Cemetery
  • Spence Cemetery
  • Stanley Cemetery
  • Stephen Bond Cemetery
  • Stockner Cemetery
  • Stone Mountain Cemetery
  • Stoneman Hill Cemetery
  • Strock Chapel Cemetery
  • Stuphin Cemetery
  • Surratt Cemetery
  • Sutphin Cemetery
  • Tade Quesenberry Cemetery
  • Tate Goad Cemetery
  • Taylor Cemetery
  • Terry Cemetery
  • Theophilus Quesenberry Cemetery
  • Thomas Alderman Cemetery
  • Thomas Cemetery
  • Thomas Dickens Cemetery
  • Thomas E Marshall Cemetery
  • Thomas Jennings Cemetery
  • Thompson Cemetery
  • Thompson-Belt Cemetery
  • Tobler Cemetery
  • Tolbert Cemetery
  • Tolbert-Westmoreland Cemetery
  • Turman Cemetery
  • Turner-Duncan Cemetery
  • Victor Webb Cemetery
  • Vince Largen Cemetery
  • Vinson Cemetery
  • Walker Cemetery
  • Wash Edwards Cemetery
  • Watson Cemetery
  • Webb Cemetery
  • Weddle Cemetery
  • White Cemetery
  • Wilkinson Cemetery
  • Willard Cemetery
  • William Cox Cemetery
  • William Jackson Cemetery
  • Williams Cemetery
  • Williams-Jenkins Cemetery
  • Willow Hill Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
  • Wisler Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Worrell Cemetery
  • Worrell Memorial Cemetery


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

Historical populations
Census Pop.

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records


Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Goodspur Monthly Meeting (1790-1800) aka Dugspur[5]
  • Road Creek Monthly Meeting (1802-1810)[5]
  • Ward's Gap Monthly Meeting, Hillsville, Va. (1795-1825)[5]

Court Records


Gotoarrow.png See Carroll County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies

Land and Property

Local Histories

  • Alderman, John Perry. Carroll 1765-1815, the Settlements: A History of the First Fifty Years of Carroll County, Virginia. n.p.: Central Va. Newspapers, 1985. Available at FHL.


Carroll County

Military Records and History

Revolutionary War
  • Kegley, Mary B. Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. FHL Collection [Includes Carroll County pensioners.]
War of 1812
  • 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, Carroll County, p. 67.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Carroll 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 Carroll County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company D.[6]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Bowen's Virginia Mounted Riflemen) (Confederate). Company G.
- 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Carroll Boys).[7]
- 25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company F.[8]
- 29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Carroll Marksmen), Company D (Rifle Rangers), and Company E.[9]
- 30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate). Company E.[10]
- 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Dunn's Battalion, Partisan Rangers) (Confederate). Company D and Company I.[11]
- 45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company E (Rough and Readys) and Company I (Reed Island Rifles).[12]
- 47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company C.[13]
- 50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company I.[14]
- 54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company G.[15]
- 63rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (McMahon's) (Confederate). Company G.[16]

Records and histories are available, including:

Miscellaneous Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929


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

Probate Records


Vital Records

Indexes to Carroll 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 - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

  • 1853-1891 - Carroll County Birth Index 1853-1891. Batch C868734 at FamilySearch - free.[17]
Vital Record Substitutes

Carroll County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Carroll County Historical Society and Museum.
515 North Main Street
Hillsville, VA 24343
Phone: (276) 728 – 4113

Family History Centers

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Carroll County Virginia Genealogy Websites

Carroll County Virginia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carroll County, Virginia. Page 711 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Charles Carroll of Carrollton," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 13 January 2012.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. [h USGS Map],
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  6. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line,, accessed 11 June 2012.
  7. Ralph White Gunn, 24th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 34.
  8. Dobbie E. Lambert, 25th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 106.
  9. John Perry Alderman, 29th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 53.
  10. Michael West, 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108.
  11. J.L. Scott, 36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24.
  12. J.L. Scott, 45th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 58.
  13. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.
  14. John C. Chapla, 50th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 129.
  15. George L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 54th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 91.
  16. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 63rd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 76.
  17. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at