The Resource South Boston (Va.) Poll Tax Lists

South Boston (Va.) Poll Tax Lists

Label
South Boston (Va.) Poll Tax Lists, 1961-1965
Title
South Boston (Va.) Poll Tax Lists
Inclusive dates
1961-1965
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
South Boston (Va.) Poll Tax Lists record by district for the years 1961, 1962, and 1965 the names of persons who have paid all state poll taxes for a particular year. These lists were required to be submitted to the circuit courts and the Auditor of Public Accounts
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Halifax County was named for George Montagu Dunk, second earl of Halifax, who was president of the Board of Trade from 1748 to 1761. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1752.
  • South Boston, in Halifax County, was named for Boston, Massachusetts. The town originally was located on the south side of the Dan River and called Boyd's Ferry. It was established in 1796 but was destroyed by floods shortly thereafter. Reestablished on the north side of the Dan River, it was incorporated as a town in 1884 and as a city by court order in 1960. In 1995, South Boston reverted to town status within Halifax County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Virginia. Dept. of Taxation.
Label
South Boston (Va.) Poll Tax Lists
Note
These records came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Halifax County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Halifax County Circuit Court
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001678116
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
folders.

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