Popular Haunted History Tours
Beginning May 1, 2021, the Chesterfield County Museum, the historic 1892 Jail, and Magnolia Grange Museum House now operates on an expanded weekly schedule of Tuesday -Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The museum and jail are located on Mimms Loop in the Courthouse Green at the Chesterfield Government Center. Magnolia Grange Museum House is located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road. The historic facilities were closed in March of last year and recently reopened with limited hours. These expanded hours return the sites to a pre-COVID-19 operating schedule.
CHSV Research Library
Thank you for the
opportunity to assist in your research on
people, places, and events in Chesterfield
County history. As the birthplace of the
second permanent English settlement in the
New World with the first hospital, coal
mines, ironworks, tobacco farming, and many
other significant events, we have a history
we are proud to share! We are only able to
conduct research on Chesterfield County
history and residents. Please note that
there is a minimum charge of $25.00 per
research request. Copies and postage are
extra. Upon evaluation of your request, you
will be contacted to discuss the request and
Historical Society of Virginia is pleased to
offer assistance with focused, limited
research requests. There is no charge
for patrons who come into our library to
conduct their own research, other than a
minimal copy charge. Donations, of
course, are always appreciated to our
Our volunteers are
willing to help you find your elusive
ancestors. Use to the link below to
Our volunteers are willing to help you find your elusive ancestors. Use to the link below to see more.
We welcome specific research requests; please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that copy and mailing charges will be added to any materials that need to be mailed via USPS. We do not undertake extensive research; for a list of professional genealogists, please contact the Library of Virginia.
"He who cares nothing about his ancestors will rarely achieve anything worthy of being remembered by his descendants." (Unknown)
Chesterfield County Veterans Research
The CHSV has an active database of veterans from Chesterfield County who fought or served in all of the nited States wars. We know there are more that we do not have listed and our goal is to get them recorded. Using our veterans form and sometimes a DD Form 214 (most veterans have one), the form can be completed really quickly. It is online and if you download a copy, please mail it to the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. Our address ais located on most of the webpages.
We have files, books and documents relating to many Chesterfield veterans. We just recently completed research on WWI vveterans and the Revolutionary War militiamen. Our reserach library is available for family history research as well. And, not to be left out, we have a Geneaolgy research library as well - all located at the historic Trinity Church. Please stop by and let us help you with your ancestor.