The Resource Scott County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records

Scott County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records

Label
Scott County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records, 1821-1871
Title
Scott County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records
Inclusive dates
1821-1871
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scott County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records, 1821-1871, are comprised of loose executions granted by magistrates. These records are found in Box 38
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Scott County was formed from Lee, Russell and Washington counties by a statute adopted on 24 November 1814. The county court first met on 14 February 1815. Scott County was named for General Winfied Scott, a native of Virginia, in recognition of his victories during the War of 1812. General Scott was later commanding general of the American army during the war with Mexico.
  • First known as commissioners, the office originated with the county quarterly court in 1623. Since 1662, the commissioners have been called justices of the peace. They have traditionally had both civil and criminal jurisdiction. Until 1869 justices served both as judges of the county court and as individual justices; since then they have had only the latter function.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Scott County Records 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's web site.
Label
Scott County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records
Note
  • These records are found at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Reference Services for access information, directions and hours
  • These records came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court records from Scott County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1.05
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Scott County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001680588
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (Box 38)

Library Locations

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