Essex County Records available (not online):

  • Land Records: deeds from 1656

  • Naturalization Records: no naturalization records

  • Vital Records: births and death from 1853 to around 1912 and marriages from 1804 to current

  • Probate Records: wills from 1656

    Bentley, E. P. (1995). County Courthouse Book (2nd ed.). Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publication Co., Inc., p. 368

Essex County History

Essex County was established 16 April 1692 with land from Old Rappahannock County. (Rappahannock County was organized in 1656 with land from Lancaster County and Rappahannock County was abolished in 1692.) The Essex county seat is Tappahannock.


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