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Board of Supervisor records

Board of Supervisor records
Board of Supervisor records
This record describes the evolution of the board of supervisors system of county government in Virginia and the records that may be created in the performance of its duties. This is one of the eighteen major circuit court records groups. These broad categories are found in A PRELIMINARY GUIDE TO PRE-1904 COUNTY RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH, VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
Forms part of the records of the Virginia Circuit Court. Record VASV94-A348 is a history of the Virginia Circuit Court.
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The board of supervisors are the representatives of magisterial districts in which counties are divided. It is the basic governing body of the county. It has control over taxation, budgets, some appointments and accounting. They meet in regular monthly public sessions. The budgets are prepared on past expenditures and estimated revenues, using information supplied by county department heads. Taxes to generate revenue to meet the budget are levied by the board of supervisors. County laws--called ordinances--may also be passed by the board of supervisors. This form of government came into existence with the constitution of 1869 when the counties were divived into a minimum of three townships each, with a popularly elected supervisor from each township. When the township system was abolished in 1875, it was replaced with magisterial districts. The types of records found in this series include accounts, ledgers, and supporting vouchers, warrants, and receipts, sometimes called claims allowed, agreements and contracts, correspondence, minutes, proceedings, and stub books. Frequently the broad category "Papers" is used and this covers all the administrative paperwork.
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This is not a record. It is background information for the records of the Virginia Circuit Court
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