The Resource Arlington County (Va.) Judgments and Criminal Suits

Arlington County (Va.) Judgments and Criminal Suits

Arlington County (Va.) Judgments and Criminal Suits, 1783-1896
Arlington County (Va.) Judgments and Criminal Suits
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Arlington County (Va.) Judgments and Criminal Suits, 1783-1896 (bulk 1786-1859), consist primarily of civil suits and commonwealth causes heard in the Hustings Court of Alexandria and the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia. The majority of civil suits relate to matters of debt
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Circuit Court (Arlington County). Browse search: Arlington County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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Biographical or historical data
Arlington County was originally named Alexandria County. It was formed from a portion of Fairfax County that Virginia in 1789 ceded to the federal government for use as the site of a new national capital. In 1801 the area officially became part of the District of Columbia, although Congress named it Alexandria County. By an act of 9 July 1846, Congress returned the county to Virginia, and the General Assembly extended the commonwealth's jurisdiction over the region effective 20 March 1847. By an act of assembly passed 16 March 1920, the county's name was changed to Arlington, the name of the Custis family mansion (the home of Robert E. Lee), which is located in the county. An urban county, Arlington contains no incorporated towns or cities. The county courthouse is in the county.
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Location of other archival material
Additional Arlington County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."
Arlington County (Va.) Judgments and Criminal Suits
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Arlington County
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
A list of selected suits of interest
  • 63
  • 119
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Arlington County (Va.) Circuit Court
Organization method
Arranged chronologically.
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
  • cu.ft.
  • boxes.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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