The Resource Caroline County (Va.) Election Records

Caroline County (Va.) Election Records

Caroline County (Va.) Election Records, 1884-1939
Caroline County (Va.) Election Records
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  • Caroline County (Va.) Election Records, 1884-1939, includes List of Registered Voters, 1884-1895; List of Registered Voters, 1884-1898; List of Registered Voters, 1902-1922; twp volumes of Roll of Colored Voters, 1904-1939, for Guinea Precinct in the Port Royal Magisterial District; and two volumes List of White Voters, 1904-1939, for Guinea Precinct in the Port Royal Magisterial District
  • Caroline County List of Registered Voters, records the roll of registered voters in Caroline County. The volume is divided by precincts: Bowling Green, Shumansville, Sparta, Whites, Gouldmans, Port Royal, Moss Neck, Gurneys, Madison, Cedar Fork, Balty, Reedy Church, and Bowers; 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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Biographical or historical data
  • Caroline County was named for Caroline of Anspach, consort of George II. It was formed from Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties in 1728, and additional parts of King and Queen were added in 1742 and 1762.
  • Most loose records and deed books prior to 1836 and will books prior to 1853 were stolen, mutilated, and/or destroyed by Union troops who ransacked the courthouse in May 1864. A near-complete run of order books exists.
  • The 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitiution was to maintain white suffrage while eliminating African-American voters by means of literacy tests as well as property and poll tax requirements.
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Location of other archival material
Caroline County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Caroline County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Caroline County (Va.) Election Records
  • Items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Caroline County
  • List of Colored Voters, 1904-1939, and List of White Voters, 1904-1939, came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer under the accession number 50974
  • The 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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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Caroline County Circuit Court
  • Caroline County Voting Registrar
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