The Resource Buchanan County (Va.) Land Records

Buchanan County (Va.) Land Records

Buchanan County (Va.) Land Records, 1853-1976 (bulk 1879-1976)
Buchanan County (Va.) Land Records
Inclusive dates
1853-1976 (bulk 1879-1976)
  • Buchanan County (Va.) Land Records, 1853-1976 (bulk 1879-1976), includes an Entry Book for 1853-1865. It also includes Indices for Deed Book C, 1887-1889; Deed Book F, 1888-1889; Deed Book G, 1889-1890; Deed Book H, 1889-1891; Deed Book I, 1900-1902; Deed Book K, 1889-1893; Deed Book L, 1892-1894; and Deed Book N, 1894-1896
  • The Entry Book contains information that is part of the process of obtaining a land grant from the Virginia State Land Office. The first step, in receiving a land grant from the state, was to obtain a warrant from the Virginia State Land Office. Once the person got the warrant, they would file an entry with the county clerk for specific acreage to be set aside for surveying. The third step was to have a survey made. The fourth step was to send the warrant and survey to the Virginia State Land Office, which would result in receiving a Land Grant for the land
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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.
Cataloging source
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.
Buchanan County (Va.) Land Records
  • 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
  • The Library of Virginia
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Contents list
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Buchanan County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
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Library Locations

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