The Resource Buchanan County (Va.) General Voter Registrations

Buchanan County (Va.) General Voter Registrations

Label
Buchanan County (Va.) General Voter Registrations, 1902-1935
Title
Buchanan County (Va.) General Voter Registrations
Inclusive dates
1902-1935
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Buchanan County General Voter Registrations, 1902-1935, records the roll of registered voters in Buchanan County. The volume is divided by precincts: Contrary, Grundy, Hurricane, Knox, Rock Lick, Slate, Whitt Place, Vansant, Bull, Garden, Prater, Blankenship, Hurley, Paw Paw, Stacy, and Grassey; and within each precinct on the basis of color. Information found in the volumes includes date of registration; number of registered voter; name of registered voter; date of birth; age; occupation; residence; length of residence in state, county, and precinct; whether exempt from poll tax; if naturalized, and if so, date of papers and by what court issued; if transferred from another precinct, and if so, when and to what precinct
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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 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitution was to maintain white suffrage while eliminating African-American voters by means of literacy tests as well as property and poll tax requirements.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
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.) General Voter Registrations
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Buchanan County
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Cumulative index finding aids
Contents list
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Buchanan County Circuit Court
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001595624
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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