Last fall, we took several hundred gravestone photos in Greene County. Included in this was the large cemetery in Stanardsville. Indexing photographs so that they are useful in such a way that you can find what you are looking for takes quite a while, but look forward to them being posted!This website mostly depends on submissions from website visitors. If you have information that is genealogical in nature and relates to Greene County, please send me an email at EmbryProject@gmail.com and specify it is for Greene County.
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Greene County was named for General Nathanael Greene, American Commander in the Revolutionary War. It is one of the smallest county in Virginia (geography not population) and was formed from Orange County in 1838. The current population is over 10,000. The county seat is Stanardsville. Greene County was formed in 1838 from Orange County, which was formed in 1734 from Spotsylvania County. Spotsylvania County was formed in 1720-21 from King William, Essex, and King & Queen Counties. King William County was formed in 1701 from King & Queen County, which was formed in 1691 from New Kent, which was in turn formed from the original Shire (York) in 1654. Essex county was formed in 1692 from Old Rappahannock. It is important to keep these time periods in mind when searching for records. Records for the area now called Greene County are only in Greene County after its formation in 1838. Below, view a map of the surrounding counties.
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