Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy & Historical Research

Stafford County, Virginia is a burned record county. About two-thirds of our court records were lost during the Civil War, making family and historical research in Stafford County a challenge. The Stafford County Historical Society is happy to help you with your queries pertaining to the people and places of Stafford County. Please use the form below to submit questions, and please be as specific as possible. If researching people who lived in Stafford County, birth dates and/or death dates are very helpful.

Please keep in mind that our researchers are volunteers, not paid employees. They love to help and enjoy doing the research for you. Please be patient and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Stafford Historical Figure of the Week

  • Charles Tackett (c.1780-1834)

    Charles Tackett (c.1780-1834) was the son of William Tackett, Jr. (c.1751-after 1830) of Prince William County and his wife, Frances Reno (c.1750-1796:99).  In addition to operating Tackett's Mills on the upper reaches of Aquia Run in Stafford County, Virginia, Charles also taught school and kept a hotel there.  He married Ann Nancy Barber (born 1801).  In 1817 Charles, along with his brother-in-law, William Barber (1787-1881), started the Mill Farm Seminary school at Tackett's Mills.  In … Learn More

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