I hope this email finds everyone doing well and staying safe. My focus this month is to provide updates from the Clerk's Office including the Historic Records Fund, and Online Archival Database.
I would also like to announce that the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour has hit the one-year mark! Over the past year, this tour has showcased key areas of the Clerk's office along with their history and significance. Please enjoy the latest photos.
Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk's Office Establishes Historic Records Fund
The Augusta County Court House Historic Records Fund, established by the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, will contribute to the preservation and conservation of some of the most significant historic records in Augusta County dating back to 1745.
We are very excited to join in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge creating our new Augusta County Court House Historic Records Fund so that those who may be interested in contributing to the preservation and conservation of some of the most significant historic records in Augusta County that will benefit those interested in the history of both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America.
If you would like to mail your donation, please make checks payable to The Community Foundation.
P.O. Box 815, Staunton, VA 24402 or donate online using the link below.
Online Archival Database
The Augusta County Clerk of Court is pleased to announce the creation of an online archival database housing many of Augusta’s more historic records. To make more of Augusta County’s significant historic records available in digital form online, the Clerk’s Office also announced the new historic record archive portal linked from the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s webpage. The new link is hosted by archive.org, a free online archive service. This new portal is being updated by the Clerk’s Office Historic Records Assistant with records as they are formatted digitally.
Donate today to help cover the costs of this newsletter along with future campaign initiatives. Your contributions help keep Augusta County citizens and the Clerk's office connected.
If you would like to mail your donation, please make checks payable to: Steve Landes for Clerk of Court Committee.
P.O Box 12
Verona, VA 24482
Virtual Photograph Tour
This is week 48 of our Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is our fourth document for Women's History Month in March. This is from Marriage Bonds 1785-86 Volume 1 Augusta County. This the the bond for William Guy and Mary Craig. The top document Mary's Father, Alexander Craig, giving permission, and the second is the actual bond, which notes Patrick Henry as Governor in the 10th year of the Commonwealth.
This is week 49 of our Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is a 1784 Deed showing the use of Augusta County Seal in wax by Richard Madison, the Second Clerk of Augusta County, who served from 1778-1785.
This is week 50 of our Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is a land record for property in Augusta County signed by Governor Thomas Jefferson on December 23, 1779. You will notice the Virginia Seal in wax in the lower left hand corner.
This is week 51 of our Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is the map marker of Augusta County's territory from 1738 - 1770, which was placed in front of the courthouse to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the County in 1988. Eight states were formed from the County - Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan.
This is week 52 of our Augusta County Court House virtual photograph tour. This is an immigration document for Timothy Daily who was immigrating from Ireland to the United States. It was signed in 1855 by William A. Burnett, the 9th Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court, before he was elected the Clerk. This is one of many of the documents you can find on our new online Archive portal.
Clerk of Court Contact Information
Please visit my website at stevelandes.com for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.
The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk
Augusta County Circuit Court
540-245-5321 Ext. 100
STEVE LANDES, CLERK
Augusta County Circuit Court
Proven Experience and Trusted Service for Augusta County