Founded in 1981, the Chesterfield Historical
Society of VA research library collection
contains around 25,000 items, 90% donated by
local residents. FREE to visitors. Photocopy
charges. Research request fee is $25. Our
Library Collection includes:
A comprehensive collection (1607-2019) of county
and regional maps, including the Colonial era,
Revolutionary War, Civil War, Coal Mining,
Railroads and Rivers, and more.
Original documents including diaries, church
minute books, country store ledgers, family
Bible records, letters, genealogy charts, and
Over 23,00 County photographs, from tin-types
Includes out-of-print books and original
manuscripts. Available to the serious historian
by appointment. Many items have been photocopied
for general use.
An alphabetical file of over 12,000 known
burials in Chesterfield County recorded from
family graveyards, church cemeteries and other
An extensive alphabetical file on people, places
and events in Chesterfield County, including
newspaper and magazine clippings, brochures,
programs and flyers as well as promotional
materials and historic records.
Research files on Chesterfield County families.
Tithables in the late 1700s to 20th Century
of Title Deed Searches:
From the mid-1800s thru to the 1930s.
Copies of select newspapers as well as