Historic Records & Deed Research
The Historic Records and Deed Research Division maintains county court records dating from the formation of Loudoun County in 1757.
- Loudoun contains one of the most complete collections of court records in Virginia, and is one of only a few of Virginia’s ninety-eight counties whose records have not been destroyed by fire, war, or environmental factors.
- We encourage you to research our online indexes, helpful links, and research tips prior to your visit.
- Please note no food or drink is allowed in the Historic Records.
- Copies of deeds and land records can be obtained by contacting the Historic Records & Deed Research Division by email or phone at 703-737-8775. Please note that the Historic Records office cannot conduct research, clients must have specific information regarding the documents being requested.
- Little Gems Newsletter Volume VI Issue 1: 263 Years of Courthouse Construction (PDF)
- Historic Records Newsletter: "Little Gems"
- October 14 2021-Virtual Program: The Ground Holds Secrets: Courthouse Archaeology (Video).
- An Introduction to Archaeology in Loudoun County (PDF).
- 263 Years of Loudoun's Court Complex (PDF).
- Daniel Dangerfield and the Underground Railroad (Video).
- Daniel Dangerfield in Loudoun County (PDF).
Back to School
- September 9 2021-Virtual Program: Back to School: Education in Loudoun's Past (Video)
- Literary Fund: Primitive Beginnings to Free Education in Virginia (PDF)
- Back to School in the 1800s: An Overview of Pre-Civil War Schools & Academies and the Literary Fund Schools (PDF)
- Margaret Mercer: Educator & Abolitionist (PDF)
- Thomas Balch Library: Early Education (PDF)
- Edwin Washington Project (PDF)
Court Devices Policy
Electronic and digital devices, cellphones, cameras, laptops, tablets, and scanners are prohibited inside the Court House Complex.
*Please note: Court personnel are prohibited by law from giving legal advice. If you need assistance or advice, please see our Legal Aid and Links page.