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  2. History & Genealogy - Nelson County, Virginia

    Nelson County Historical Society P.O. Box 474, Lovingston, VA 22949 Inquiries The following items may be found in the files: Family genealogy – filed by surname Government and County History Cemeteries, Churches, Communities, Homes, Post Offices, Schools, Transportation, Wars. Virginia Nelson County Research Guide

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  3. Nelson County, Virginia - Wikipedia,_Virginia

    Nelson County was created in 1807 from Amherst County. The government was formed the following year. [4] The county is named for Thomas Nelson Jr., a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, who served as Governor of Virginia in 1781.

  4. Located at 5365 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, Virginia 22922. Other times - an appointment can be made by email to or call (434) 263-8400 and leave a message. Research help is available on Wednesdays from 1 pm - 3 pm at the Nelson Memorial Library.

  5. Nelson County Historical Society - About Nelson County

    On 1 Jun 1808, Nelson was formed from Amherst County. The county was named for Thomas Nelson Jr., the third Governor of Virginia and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. In the heyday of the river economy, during the 19th century, Nelson County flourished with its apple crop, logging mills, chestnut wood and nuts.

  6. Nelson County Virginia Heritage 1807-2000 - Google Books

    The Nelson County, Virginia history book available for sale on Google contains the family section of the original Nelson County history. The e-book can be searched for any word or phrase. For...

  7. Nelson County, Virginia Genealogy, History & Facts

    Nelson County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.

  8. Nelson County Virginia History and Genealogy

    Nelson County History. Nelson County was formed out of Amherst County in 1807. Thomas Nelson Jr, a past Governor of Virginia, is who the county is named after. TOWNS Afton - Arrington - Howardsville - Lovingston - Massies Mill - Montebello - Nellysford - Schuyler - Shipman - Wingina

  9. Nelson County Virginia History and Genealogy

    Nelson County was formed on 1 June 1808 from the northeastern portion of Amherst County. It was named for General Thomas Nelson, Jr., Governor of Virginia from June to November, 1781. Its boundaries have remained stable. For a better understanding of county boundary changes, see our new section Virginia in Maps