STAUNTON – Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court R. Steven Landes announced today that Whitney M. Rhodes joined the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in January as the new Historic Records Assistant.
Photograph Caption: Whitney Rhodes, Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Historic Records Assistant.
“We are happy to have Whitney join the hardworking staff of the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office,” Landes said. “Whitney will be filling an important role as our Historic Records Assistant, and will be assisting the public and researchers, in addition to continuing our efforts to conserve and preserve Augusta County’s historic records.”
Whitney Rhodes of Fishersville will be the second person to fill the role of Historic Records Assistant. Ms. Rhodes graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, where she also received her Paralegal Certification. She most recently served as a Teller for both Bank of America, and Wells Fargo in Harrisonburg. She lives in Fishersville with her son, Noah.
The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk is the steward of historic records dating back to 1745. The Clerk’s Offices throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia possess a wealth of historic records. These historic records require constant protection and preservation work to ensure these artifacts remain in existence for future generations. The digitization of historic records makes them accessible for many more citizens. The Clerk’s Office has an online archive portal, and it can be accessed via the Clerk’s Office webpage or by visiting https://acch.omeka.net.
The Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is in downtown Staunton at the Augusta County Courthouse. The Clerk serves as the recorder of deeds and probate judge, issues marriage licenses and is the official court administrator for all civil and criminal cases. The Clerk creates and maintains all court files and records, prepares court orders and jury lists, contacts jurors and issues summons and court processes. More information about the services of the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office can be found online at https://www.co.augusta.va.us/government/circuit-court-clerk.