Dunmore County, Virginia Genealogy

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Dunmore County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Dunmore County (1772-1778) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including wills, deeds and land records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, and churches.

County Courthouse


Parent County

1772--Dunmore County was created in 1772 from Frederick County.

Boundary Changes

1778--Renamed Shanando (now Shenandoah) County in 1778

Record Loss


Neighboring Counties





The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.



It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]


Land and Property

Local Histories




Revolutionary War

Regiments. Service men in Dunmore County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Dunmore County supplied soldiers for the:

- 8th Virginia Regiment
- 12th Virginia Regiment (7th Company)[1]

Probate Records



  1. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 67-68. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.