Lookup Public Records in Hanover County, Virginia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Hanover County Overview

Hanover County, Virginia was established in 1720, and named for the Electorate of Hanover in Germany, because King George I of Great Britain was Elector of Hanover at the time. The county was developed by planters moving west from the Virginia tidewater, where soils had been exhausted by tobacco monoculture. Hanover County was the birthplace and home of noted American statesman Patrick Henry. The population was 99,863 as of the 2010 census. The county seat is Hanover Courthouse, and Ashland is the largest community. In 1953, Barksdale Theatre was founded at the historic Hanover Tavern. It was the nation’s first dinner theater and central Virginia’s first professional theatre organization. The Barksdale company continues to produce live theatre at the Tavern, as well as at several locations in Richmond. It is recognized today as Central Virginia’s leading professional theatre. Kings Dominion amusement park opened in 1975 in Doswell and added to the county’s economy. In January 2007, America’s Promise named Hanover County as one of the top 100 communities for youth. The county, which is about 10 miles north of the capital city of Richmond, and 90 miles south of Washington, D.C., has a total area of 469 square miles of land, plus five square miles of water. Adjacent counties are: Caroline to the north, Goochland to the southwest, Henrico to the south, King Williams to the northeast, Louisa to the west, New Kent to the east, and Spotsylvania to the northwest. The largest zip code in the county is 23111, and it is one of 12 zips utilized.

Hanover County Clerk Information

Frank D. Hargrove, Jr., Clerk of the Circuit Court
7530 County Complex Road
Hanover, VA 23069

The clerk’s office duties are: Concealed handgun permits, Court administration, issuing marriage licenses, Probate, and Recording real estate documents.

Hanover County Records

T. Scott Harris, MCR, Commissioner of the Revenue
Wickham Building
7497 County Complex Road
PO Box 129
Hanover, VA 23069
804-365-6129 (personal property division)
804-365-6128 (real estate division)

M. Scott Miller, MGDT, Treasurer
Wickham Building, 7497 County Complex Road
Room 114
PO Box 200
Hanover, VA 23069

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