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[[Image:Location_of_Wythe_County,_Virginia.png|thumb|right|300px|Location of Wythe County, Virginia.]]
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1789'''--Wythe County was created 1 December 1789 from [[Montgomery_County,_Virginia|Montgomery]] County. '''County seat:''' Wytheville <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1789'''--Wythe County was created 1 December 1789 from [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]] County. '''County seat:''' Wytheville <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bland_County,_Virginia|Bland]]
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*[[Bland County, Virginia|Bland]]  
*[[Carroll_County,_Virginia|Carroll]]
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*[[Carroll County, Virginia|Carroll]]  
*[[Grayson_County,_Virginia|Grayson]]
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*[[Grayson County, Virginia|Grayson]]  
*[[Pulaski_County,_Virginia|Pulaski]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Virginia|Pulaski]]  
*[[Smyth_County,_Virginia|Smyth]]
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*[[Smyth County, Virginia|Smyth]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Research Guides ====
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==== Research Guides ====
  
 
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wythe County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1981):49-51. Available at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/VA_Genealogist.asp New England Ancestors] ($).
 
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wythe County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1981):49-51. Available at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/VA_Genealogist.asp New England Ancestors] ($).
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Some tax records are available online or in print, though published abstracts often omit useful details found only in the original sources. Statewide indexes can help genealogists identify specific counties where surnames occurred in the past, providing starting points for research.<ref>"Using Personal Property Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn3_persprop.htm.</ref><ref>"Using Land Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn1_landtax.pdf.</ref>  
 
Some tax records are available online or in print, though published abstracts often omit useful details found only in the original sources. Statewide indexes can help genealogists identify specific counties where surnames occurred in the past, providing starting points for research.<ref>"Using Personal Property Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn3_persprop.htm.</ref><ref>"Using Land Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn1_landtax.pdf.</ref>  
  
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''New River Tithables, 1770-1773''. Wytheville, Virginia: M.B. Kegley, 1972. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=62229&disp=New+River+tithables%2C+1770%2D1773%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1793 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia]&nbsp; are available to browse online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1793 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia]&nbsp; are available to browse online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
*Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1800 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
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*Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1800 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=692063&disp=1815+Directory+of+Virginia+landowners+%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Wythe County is included in Vol. 5.]
 
*Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=692063&disp=1815+Directory+of+Virginia+landowners+%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Wythe County is included in Vol. 5.]
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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Revision as of 14:35, 27 February 2010

 United States  > Virginia > Wythe County

Location of Wythe County, Virginia.png

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1789--Wythe County was created 1 December 1789 from Montgomery County. County seat: Wytheville [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Grants and Patents

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia.

Probate[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wythe County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1981):49-51. Available at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation[edit | edit source]

At first glance, researchers might conclude that Virginia tax lists contain very little family history data, though one soon learns that valuable genealogical conclusions can be drawn from these records, nicknamed "annual censuses," such as: relationships, approximate years of birth, socio-economic status, identification of neighbors, the ability to distinguish between persons of the same name, evidence of land inheritance, years of migration, and years of death.

Virginia began enumerating residents' payments of personal property and land taxes in 1782. These two types of taxation were recorded in separate registers. Personal property tax lists include more names than land tax lists, because they caught more of the population. The Family History Library has an excellent microfilm collection of personal property tax lists from 1782 (or the year the county was organized) well into the late nineteenth century for most counties, but only scattered land tax lists. Microfilm collections at The Library of Virginia include land tax lists for all counties and independent cities for the years 1782 through 1978, as well as personal property tax lists for the years 1782 through 1930 (and every fifth year thereafter). Taxes were not collected in 1808. 

Some tax records are available online or in print, though published abstracts often omit useful details found only in the original sources. Statewide indexes can help genealogists identify specific counties where surnames occurred in the past, providing starting points for research.[2][3]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. "Using Personal Property Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn3_persprop.htm.
  3. "Using Land Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn1_landtax.pdf.