The Landes Letter - August 2021 Edition


   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 staff awards and the search for historic records volunteers.

   I have also included the latest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. Please enjoy the latest photos.

Staff Awards

   I presented the Clerk's Light Bulb Award for July to Deputy Clerk and Land Recorder Sandy Harris. Sandy suggested our office reach out to DuPont Community Credit Union to encourage them to e-Record land record documents rather than sending large packets once a month so that their member's documents could be recorded more quickly.

Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk Seeks Historic Records Volunteers

   The Clerk’s Office is seeking citizens who are interested in volunteering at the Augusta County Courthouse to assist with the preservation and conservation of Augusta County’s significant historic records. The volunteers will work with Matthew Wingfield, Historic Records Assistant, who will also supervise and train the volunteers.

   Augusta County and the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has some of the most significant historic records in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States. We need citizens who are willing to volunteer to assist our office in the important work to preserve and conserve the many records that are in dire need of attention now.

   The Clerk’s Office Historic Records Volunteer candidates must apply. Each volunteer applicant must complete and submit an application. Applications are available by calling the Clerk’s Office at (540) 245-5321 or stopping by the Augusta County Courthouse.

Read the Press Release Here

Donate Today

   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

Donate Here

Virtual Photograph Tour

   The Clerk's Office recently received these restored documents: Will Book No. 3(1761-1767), Order Book 24(1796-1799), Deed Book 29(1796-1798), and Marriage Register Colored 1888-1910.

Read the Press Release Here

   This is a portrait of Judge David Fultz, who served the Augusta County Circuit Court from 1869-1870. He also served as a Representative to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850.

   This is the portrait of Hugh H. Kerr (1873-1932). Mr. Kerr served as Augusta County Commonwealth's Attorney for twenty-one years, and his portrait hangs in the Courthouse Jury Room.

   This is a portrait of Harry Burnett, who served as the 12th Clerk of Court from 1900-1948 - 48 years! This portrait is located in the courthouse Record Room on the first floor.

Clerk of Court Contact Information

Please visit my website at for the latest news regarding the Augusta County Clerk of Circuit Court Office.

The Honorable R. Steven Landes, Clerk

Augusta County Circuit Court

[email protected]

540-245-5321 Ext. 100

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