The Resource Buchanan County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records

Buchanan County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records

Buchanan County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records, 1893-1915
Buchanan County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records
Inclusive dates
Buchanan County (Va.) Miscellaneous Records, 1893-1915, includes County and Circuit Court Appraisements of Estrays; County Court Judgment Lien Docket, Volume 1 and Volume 2; Mechanics' Liens; Register of Persons Practicing Optomety; Miscellaneous Contracts (including one adoption, 1946, which is restricted for 75 years); Contracts for Personal Property; and Federal Crop Morgage Book
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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.
  • Estrays were stray livestock found wandering. An inquest was held to determine the value of the livestock in order to reimburse the person who had found and cared for the animal. The report generally includes a physical description of the animal as well as an assessed monetary value.
  • Liens are a claim, encumbrance, or charge on property for payment of some debt, obligation, or duty. Lien dockets list the nature and amount of the lien and the services or materials taken from the debtors to pay their debts; or to discharge their obligation or duty.
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 site.
  • 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.) Miscellaneous 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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Governing access note
Adoption records are closed for 75 years. There are no restrictions on the remainder of collection
Immediate source of acquisition
Buchanan County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
  • v.
  • box.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
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