Smyth County was formed on February 23, 1832 and was taken from Washington and Wythe Counties. The county was named after General Alexander Smyth of the War of 1812 who was elected to the state Senate, House of Delegates and also a Representative in the United States Congress.` Adjoining counties are Russell, Taxwell, Bland, Wythe, Grayson and Washington. County seat: Marion, Virginia.
Probate Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers
- 1832 to 1863
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