I am serving as your sixteenth Clerk in the history of the Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. I am honored to join the following list of prior Clerks who served the citizens of Augusta County since 1745:
|Circuit Court Clerk||Term Dates|
|John D. Imbowden||1858-1864|
|William A. Burnett||1864-1869|
|William A. Burnett||1870-1899|
|James Marcus Blackburn||1948-1956|
|Rudolph L. Shaver||1957-1984|
|John B. Davis||1984-2015|
|Carol M. Brydge||2015-Present|
DID YOU KNOW?
The predominant record types stored at the Augusta County courthouse include deeds, law cases, criminal cases, land records, wills, and estate inventories that date back to the mid-1700’s. The Augusta County court records are the most voluminous and are one of the longest and most complete continuous collections of court records of any locality in the Commonwealth. They document an unusually large geographic area. For the period 1745 to 1770, the boundaries of Augusta County encompassed most of western Virginia and what became the states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio, and parts of present-day Pennsylvania as far north as Pittsburgh. Between 1789 and 1808, Augusta County was the seat of a district court that heard lawsuits that originated in neighboring localities. They remain in the Augusta County courthouse to this day. Taken in totality, the records stored in the Augusta County courthouse are invaluable. They do not just document Augusta County history, but Virginia and the United States history as well.