The Resource Warren County (Va.) Board of Supervisors Records

Warren County (Va.) Board of Supervisors Records

Warren County (Va.) Board of Supervisors Records, 1871-1924
Warren County (Va.) Board of Supervisors Records
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Warren County (Va.) Board of Supervisors Records, 1871-1924, contains the Board of Road Commissioners' Minutes, Description of Roads in Front Royal District, Plats and Surverys of Roads, Road Contract Book, Road Warrants, Toll Books, and Warrant Book
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Biographical or historical data
  • Warren County was named for Joseph Warren, the revolutionary patriot who sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on their famous rides and who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The county was formed from Frederick and Shenandoah counties in 1836.
  • The County Courts were responsible for the creation and maintenance of the road and bridges in their county. The Court accepted or rejected petitions to create new roads, alter existing roads, or to discontinue roads. They accepted or rejected petitions to build new bridges, replace old bridges, or make repair to existing bridges. The County Government paid for the creation, the alterations, the repairs or replacement of the roads and bridges.
  • During the Colonial Period and to 1866, the people, owning or renting property on a road or their hands, were responsible for maintaining the road. The County Court appointed "Overseers of the Road" to supervise the work on the road. In an Act of Assembly Passed on February 28, 1866, a County Commission of the Road was appointed to make contracts with contractors to construct roads or bridges and to make the repairs to the roads or bridges. The county was allowed to collect specific levies to pay the contractors for their work.
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Location of other archival material
Additional Warren County Court Records can be found on microiflm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Warren County (Va.) Board of Supervisors Records
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Warren County
  • Some records in this collection may be located at the the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions and hours
  • The Library of Virginia
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Contents list
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Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Warren County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
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Type of unit
  • cu. ft. (2 boxes)
  • v.

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      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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