Most county court records, particularly deeds, wills, and marriage records, were destroyed by fire in Richmond on 3 April 1865.
Circuit Court records are relatively unscathed leaving common law papers and chancery papers after 1831 generated by the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery, and the later Circuit Court.
Microfilm reproductions (years: 1782-1863): FHL Films 31946-31953; (years: 1792-1828): FHL Films 29297-29298 Indexes to Hanover County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online.
Download the Historic Hanover County Virginia tourism map National Register of Historic Places – Hanover County Sites Situated along the Virginia Central Railroad, the Beaverdam Depot was destroyed by Union cavalry raiders early in the Civil War. Related links: Map, Association for the Preservation of Beaverdam Depot, Historic Marker Despite its name, Church Quarter was built in 1843 as a residence.
It was quickly rebuilt, but was destroyed and reconstructed several more times during the war. It survives as the best-preserved antebellum log dwelling in the region.
Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available for free online.
Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname. Yates, a professional genealogist, collected marriage data on residents of Hanover County, Virginia from a variety of substitute sources: Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites.
The Hanover County, Virginia Record Loss page provides further details.
Visit the Library of Virginia's website to determine exactly what records have been lost and their Lost Records Localities Database to find additional resources. General stores and other businesses including an antique shop known today as “Squashapenny” sprang up in this community. 1733) Home to Patrick Henry (owned by his in-laws) when he argued the Parson’s Case in 1763.The existing structure dates to 1791 with a major addition in 1823.In this tiny hamlet the tracks of important railroads intersect: the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac and Virginia Central Railroads.During the famous Civil War campaigns of 1862-1864, Robert E. Just to the east was the Doswell farm where the largest horseracing track in central Virginia was located.Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Hanover County, Virginia Genealogy: The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Hanover County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.