The Resource Warren County (Va.) School Records

Warren County (Va.) School Records

Warren County (Va.) School Records, 1837-1931 (bulk 1870-1931)
Warren County (Va.) School Records
Inclusive dates
1837-1931 (bulk 1870-1931)
  • Warren County (Va.) School Records, 1837-1931 (bulk 1870-1931), includes School Warrants, Claims Allowed, State and County School Fund Ledgers, School Commissioners' Accounts and Drafts, Tuition of Poor Children, Drafts to Pay For Supplies, and School Commissioners' Reports
  • On February 21, 1818, the Virginia legislature passed a school bill which appropriated $45,000 annually from the Literary Fund for the education of poor children. (The Literary Fund had been established in 1810 with passage of a bill to appropriate "certain escheats, confiscated, and forfeited lands" for the "encouragement of learning.") Under the provisions of the 1818 School Act, each county court was required to appoint five to fifteen commissioners to establish and/or administer schools for children of the poor. A more comprehensive public school system was established by the legislature in 1870. Prior to 1818, county courts were given the option of whether to appoint a Board of School Commissioners
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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.
Cataloging source
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.) School Records
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Warren County
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Cumulative index finding aids
Content list
  • 2.1
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Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Warren County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
  • cu. ft. (6 boxes)
  • v.

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