The Resource Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters

Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters

Label
Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1903
Title
Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters
Inclusive dates
1902-1903
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fairfax County Roll of Registered Voters, records the roll of registered voters in Fairfax County. The volume is divided by precincts: Accotink, Annandale, Bayliss, Burke's Station, Centreville, Clifton, Dranesville, Court House, Falls Church, Forestville, Gumspring, Herndon, Langley, The Lick, Moore's, Pullman's, Swetnam's, Thompson's, Vienna, Well's Store, West End, Wiehle, and Woodyards; 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
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Fairfax County was named for Thomas Fairfax, sixth baron Fairfax of Cameron, proprietor of the Northern Neck. It was formed from Prince William County in 1742.
  • 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.
  • Original wills and deeds as well as many other loose papers were destroyed during the Civil War; deed books for twenty-six of the fifty-six years between 1763 and 1819 are missing. Numerous preā€“Civil War minute books are missing as well.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Fairfax County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Fairfax County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Fairfax County
  • The 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
Extent
.90
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Fairfax County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001598333
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (84 v.)

Library Locations

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