The Resource Franklin County (Va.) Land Records

Franklin County (Va.) Land Records

Label
Franklin County (Va.) Land Records, circa 1728-1840
Title
Franklin County (Va.) Land Records
Inclusive dates
circa 1728-1840
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Franklin County (Va.) Land Records, circa 1784-1917, include deeds, plats, articles of agreement, processioners' returns, and miscellaneous land related records. The deeds, plats, and articles of agreement were exhibits in Franklin County court proceedings
  • On presentation to the court, deeds were proved and recorded. If the deed was not witnessed, the grantor acknowledged the deed in open court. A few of the deeds include plats. Except for a few years early in the eighteenth century, slaves in Virginia were considered personal property and consequently were not usually sold by deed. However, they were often transferred in deeds of gift or were the property listed in mortgages and deeds of trust
  • Processioners' returns record area processioned with geographical landmarks, roads, property lines noted, the names of the persons present, the date(s) when the processioning occurred, the names of the processioners, and the date that the return was recorded by the county court
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Franklin County was named for Benjamin Franklin and was formed from Bedford and Henry Counties in 1785.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Deed Books and Indices to Deeds for Franklin County can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
  • Additional Franklin County Land Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Franklin County (Va.) Land Records
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Franklin County
  • The deeds, plats, and articles of agreement in this collection were separated from Franklin County court cases at the courthouse at some point prior to transfer to the Library of Virginia. The materials are available on Franklin County (Va.) microfilm reel 182
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 1
  • 1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Franklin County Circuit Court
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001644422
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Franklin County (Va.) Reel 182.
Type of unit
  • box.
  • microfilm reel.

Library Locations

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