Pittsylvania County, Virginia
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Pittsylvania County History

Pittsylvania was formed in 1767 out of Halifax County. William Pitt, the 1st Earl of Chatham, is who the county is named after. The western part of Pittsylvania County became Henry County in 1777. Pittsylvania is the largest county in Virginia and consists of over 982 square miles.

Blairs - Chalk Level - Dry Fork - Grit - Keeling - Mount Airy - Mt Hermon - Pickerals Crossing
Pittsville - Renan - Ringgold - Sonans - Straightstone - Whittles Depot - Tightsqueeze

Chatham - Gretna - Hurt

NOTE: Danville is within the boundaries of this county, but is not a part of the county.  It is an independent city according to Virginia Law.

* We will be placing the city of Danville's data on this site *

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Pittsylvania County Data


Birth Records

Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

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School Records

Slavery Records

Wills/Probate Records


Website Updates:
Mar 2017:  obits for GRANT, MEADOWS, DALTON, NEWTON





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Bedford | Campbell | Halifax | Caswell Co., NC

Rockingham Co., NC | Henry| Franklin

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