The Resource Surveys from the Virginia Land Office records

Surveys from the Virginia Land Office records

Label
Surveys from the Virginia Land Office records, 1779-1963
Title
Surveys from the Virginia Land Office records
Inclusive dates
1779-1963
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Recorded plats and descriptions of lands on which grants have been issued since the establishment of the commonwealth Land Office. The name of the individual for whom the survey was made, the county in which the land was located, the number of acres in the tract, its metes and bounds, the date of the survey, and the names of the chain carriers and the surveyor are given. Accompanying papers, such as assignments, are recorded along with the survey, but accompanying warrants are not recorded. Since the surveys are entered by the date the grant was issued and not the date they were made, many of the papers predate 1779. Marginal notes indicate when the survey was received in the office as well as the date on which the grant was signed. Accompaying papers for land granted since 1963 have not included plats. The last two volumes are negative photostats
  • The volumes are numbered 1-51, A-Z, A2-P2 (including G3), 1-10; of the last ten volumes, numbers 5-8 are labeled Record of Surveys. Each volume is indexed individually, except R, which has a separate index, and Z, D2, E2, F2, and 9 and 10 in the second numeration which have no indexes
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Land Office (Search Virginia Land Office as author).
Member of
Action
  • Described
  • Revised
  • Revised
Additional physical form
Also available on on microfilm, Land Office reels 191-287.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 41
Citation source
Land Office Inventory
Label
Surveys from the Virginia Land Office records
Note
  • For the original documents from which these volumes were compiled, see the series Plats and Certificates, Land Office Inventory, entry 42
  • These records are part of the Virginia Land Office record group (RG#4)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
104
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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000486324
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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