The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is currently CLOSED due to COVID-19.


The Middlesex Museum has a large collection of genealogy books related to Middlesex roots. For the “from heres” and the “come heres” there are over 350+ years of information at your fingertips. One block from the museum is the County Courthouse, which holds the vast majority of the historical records for the County. Deeds, plats, wills, birth records, and marriage records were all recorded in the clerk’s office and are now easy to access: a quick walk from the museum. Our county has all of its records. We were not a burned county. That translates to a treasure trove of information for you the researcher!

The Middlesex Museum and its team are available for research resources and for special requests of any kind.

Additionally, here are some helpful websites with information about our earlier residents.


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Colonial Church Records

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Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society

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On Sunday, December 13, at 4:00 PM, the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society will present a Zoom lecture by Dr. Melvin Patrick Ely. Dr. Ely will speak about his book,...

Christ Church Parish

Some thirty years after the colonists landed at Jamestown the earliest Church of England on the Middle Peninsula, Piankatank Church, was built in the area of present day...

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Bradley Swamp Academy “Frog Eye”

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Middlesex Museum Physical Address

777 General Puller Highway
Saluda, VA 23149

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PO Box 121
Saluda, VA 23149