The Landes Letter - August 2022 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 the newly restored records my office received. I have also included the latest photos from the Augusta County Courthouse virtual photograph tour. Please enjoy the latest photos.

Augusta County Clerk of Court Receives Newly Restored Records

   The Clerk's office recently received eight important historic records back after extensive conservation work was completed on each record book. The documents include deed books, order books, will books and register of deaths ranging from 1745 to 1839.

Read the Press Release Here

Virginia Court of Clerk's Association Convention

   This past weekend I had the honor to attend the Virginia Court Clerk's Association 112th Annual Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia. We heard a number of presentations, installed our new slate of officers, networked with Clerks and Deputy Clerks, and even had a chance to tour the Colonial James City County Courthouse, pictured below. Also, pictured is the Clerk Class of 2019 of which I am proud to be a member.

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

   This document is a page out of the Free Negro Register from 1810 certifying that Andrew Vind (we think that is the spelling) was in fact a free African American man in Augusta County.

   This is the Naturalization Record for the applicant named John Fitzgerald. He immigrated from Ireland to Augusta County in 1855.

   This week's document is a Free Negro Record of Harry White, Age 50, who gained his freedom in 1811.

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

Augusta County Website



Augusta County Circuit Court

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