Census Records

See Ancestry's red book: American state, county & town sources, Virginia section, for a concise explanation of census records in Virginia.

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Information gathered varies by census decade:

  • 1790-1840: head of household named, others counted by sex, race and age groups
  • 1850- :    all members of household named, birthplace (state or country) given

Print and Microfilm 
Consult both statewide index and original record. Indexes can contain inaccuracies, omissions.

Census Year Publication Notes
1790   All Virginia records were destroyed in the War of 1812
1800   All Virginia except two counties were destroyed in the War of 1812
1810

Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. Index to the 1810 census of Virginia.

15 counties, including Tazewell, missing
1820 Felldin, Jeanne Robey.  Index to the 1820 census of Virginia.  
Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. 1820 census of Tazewell County, Virginia. Names listed in alphabetical order.
1820 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.
RVA Microfilm
1830

Jackson, Ronald Vern. Virginia 1830 census index.

 

Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. 1830 census of Tazewell County, Virginia.

Names listed in alphabetical order.

1830 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm
1840

Jackson, Ronald Vern. Virginia 1840 census index.

 

Douthat, James L. 1840 Tazewell County, Virginia census.

 

Douthat, James L. 1840 Mountain Empire of Virginia census.

 
McIntosh, Francis W. and Elise Greenup Jourdan. 1840 and 1850 federal census Tazewell County, Virginia

Indexed by surname only.

1840 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm.
1850

Jackson, Ronald Vern.  Virginia 1850 census index.

 

Cassell, R. Vaughn. 1850 census of Tazewell County, Virginia: free schedule, slave schedule, mortality schedule, industry schedule.

Indexed by surname only.

McIntosh, Francis W. and Elise Greenup Jourdan.  1840 and 1850 federal census Tazewell County, Virginia

 

Tazewell County Historical Society.  1850 Tazewell County, Virginia census.

Indexed by complete name.

1850 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm.  Free and slave schedules.
1860

Jackson, Ronald Vern.  Virginia 1860 federal census, excluding present day West Virginia.

 

McIntosh, Francis W. and Elise Greenup Jourdan.  1860 federal census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

Indexed by surname only.

Tazewell County Historical Society.  1860 U. S. federal census of Tazewell County, Virginia.

Indexed by complete name.

1860 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm.  Free and slave schedules.
1870

Virginia 1870 census index.

 

McIntosh, Francis W. and Elise Greenup Jourdan.  1870 federal census Tazewell County, Virginia.

Indexed by surname only.

1870 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm.
1880

Tazewell County Historical Society. 1880 Tazewell County, Virginia census.

Indexed by surname only.

1880 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm.
1890 

Burned in 1921.

Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War.

RVA Microfilm.
1900

Wilson, Thurman and Ruth Boyd Wilson. 1900 U. S. federal census of Tazewell County, Virginia

Indexed by complete name.

1900 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm.
1910

1910 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm.
1920

Nuckols, Ashley.

1920 Tazewell County, Virginia census Jeffersonville District
1920 Tazewell County, Virginia census Seaboard Mining Camp
1920 Tazewell County, Virginia census, town of Richlands, Cedar Bluff and part of Maiden Spring district
1920 Tazewell County, Virginia census: town of Graham
1920 Tazewell County, Virginia Clearfork district census Thompson Valley, the Cove, Tazewell County, Virginia 1920 census

 

1920 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm
1930

1930 federal population census, Tazewell County, Virginia.

RVA Microfilm
1940

1940 Census Records

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