The Resource Scott County (Va.) Land Records

Scott County (Va.) Land Records

Scott County (Va.) Land Records, 1796-1947
Scott County (Va.) Land Records
Inclusive dates
  • Scott County (Va.) Land Records, 1796-1947, consist of one oversized box which contains copy of land grant to John Fleming in Washington County, 1796; Deed - Edward Moss to James Steel, 1822; Deed - Joseph Hagan to John Powers and Jonas Powers in Russell County, 1839; Land Grant to Robert Preston, 1798. Accession #28871. Land Grant to Michael Morris, 1832 (not a part of accession #28871); 14 boxes of Recorded Deeds organized by surnames A-W (Boxes 46-59) and 1 box (Box 3) of Recorded Deeds, 1854-1927, not organized by surnames
  • A deed is an instrument, signed and usually sealed by the grantor, containing some legal transfer, bargain, or contract from one person to another
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  • Accessioned
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.
  • These records were originally created by the County and Circuit Courts.
Cataloging source
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.
Scott County (Va.) Land Records
  • These boxes are found at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Reference Services for access information, directions and hours
  • The majority of boxes came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court records from Scott County
  • A copy of a land grant, 1796, a land grant, 1798 and 2 deeds (1822, 1839) found in oversized Box 1050469, came to the Virginia State Library (now the Library of Virginia) under accession number 28871
  • The Library of Virginia
5.7 cu.
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Scott County Circuit Court.
  • Virginia State Library
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
ft. (16 boxes)

Library Locations

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