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Norfolk County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters

Norfolk County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902
Norfolk County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters
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Norfolk County Roll of Registered Voters, records the roll of registered voters in Norfolk County. The volume is divided by precincts: Hall's Corner, E. Berkley, W. Berkley, Deep Creek, Bethel, Hickory Grove, Indian Creek, Churchland, Bower's Hill, and Glebe; 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
  • Norfolk County (extinct) probably was named by Adam Thoroughgood, a local resident, from his native county in England. It was formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691. Norfolk County became extinct in 1963, when it was consolidated with the city of South Norfolk to form the city of Chesapeake. The county seat was Portsmouth.
  • Chesapeake, which was named for the Chesapeake Bay, comprises the former Norfolk County and the former city of South Norfolk. It was formed by court order in 1963 by a merger of these two entities, both of which thereby became extinct.
  • 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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Norfolk County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Chesapeake (City)
  • The collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
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Immediate source of acquisition
Chesapeake (City) Circuit Court
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