The Resource Buchanan County (Va.) Board of Supervisors' Road Books

Buchanan County (Va.) Board of Supervisors' Road Books

Label
Buchanan County (Va.) Board of Supervisors' Road Books, 1896-1916 (bulk 1908-1916)
Title
Buchanan County (Va.) Board of Supervisors' Road Books
Inclusive dates
1896-1916 (bulk 1908-1916)
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Buchanan County (Va.) Board of Supervisors' Road Books, 1896-1916 (bulk 1908-1916). Buchanan County (Va.) Board of Supervisors' Road Books, 1896-1916 (bulk 1908-1916), consist of an Accounts Book, Volume 3, and of an Accounts and Minutes Book. These records give information about the control, construction, alteration, and maintenance of the roads in Buchanan County
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Buchanan County was named for the United States president James Buchanan and was formed from Tazewell and Russell Counties in 1858.
  • Records were destroyed by fire in 1885; records created after that date suffered extreme damage in a flood in 1977.
  • The Board of Supervisors is the basic governing body of the county. County laws, called ordinances, may also be passed by this board. This form of government came into existence with the constitution of 1869 when the counties were divided into a minimum of three townships each, with a popularly elected supervisor from each township. When the township system was abolished in 1875, the counties were divided into magisterial districts. The Board of Supervisors are the current elected representatives of these districts and meet in regular monthly public sessions.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Buchanan County Court Records can be found on microiflm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web sitie.
  • Buchanan County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Buchanan County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Buchanan County (Va.) Board of Supervisors' Road Books
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Buchanan County
  • This collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions and hours
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
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Contents list
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Buchanan County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001671236
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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