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County History
Wise County was fromed from Lee, Russell and Scott Counties in 1856. Named after Henry A. Wise,
Governor of Virginia, is the person who this county is named after. Wise Co is located in the Appalachian Mountains area.
Population in 2000 was 40,123.

Appalachia - Big Stone Gap - Coeburn - Pound - St. Paul - Wise
NOTE: Norton, independent city, is located inside the boundaries of Wise County, but is NOT a part of the County.
Wise is the county seat.

Jefferson National Forest

Colonial Hotel - E.M. Fulton House - High Knob Lookout Tower -
SW VA Museum Historical State Park - Wise Co Courthouse


Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles


Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

County Updates
Mar 2014
1883 Pensioners
Jan 2013
Started new Section: Births Includes Excerpts From 1853 -1870
Oct 2012
Sarted new section: Newspaper Data including Crime News


Surrounding Counties

Dickenson Co VA - Harlan Co KY - Lee Co VA - Letcher Co KY - Pike Co KY - Russell Co VA - Scott Co VA

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