A Guide to the Buchanan County (Va.) General Voter Registrations, 1902-1935 Buchanan County (Va.) General Voter Registrations, 1902-1935 1123790, 1123800

A Guide to the Buchanan County (Va.) General Voter Registrations, 1902-1935

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers: 1123790, 1123800


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
1123790, 1123800
Title
Buchanan County (Va.) General Voter Registrations, 1902-1935
Physical Characteristics
2 v.
Collector
Buchanan County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Buchanan County (Va.) General Voter Registrations, 1902-1935. Local government records collection, Buchanan County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Buchanan County.

Historical Information

Buchanan County was named for the United States president James Buchanan and was formed from Tazewell and Russell Counties in 1858.

The 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitution was to maintain white suffrage while eliminating African-American voters by means of literacy tests as well as property and poll tax requirements.

Records were destroyed by fire in 1885; records created after that date suffered extreme damage in a flood in 1977.

Scope and Content

Buchanan County List of Voters Registered, 1902-1935, records the roll of registered voters in Buchanan County. The volume is divided by precincts: Contrary, Grundy, Hurricane, Knox, Rock Lick, Slate, Whitt Place, Vansant, Bull, Garden, Prater, Blankenship, Hurley, Paw Paw, Stacy, and Grassey. Information found in the volume includes date of registration; number of registered voter; name of registered voter; race; date of birth; age; occupation; residence; length of residence in state, county, and precinct; whether exempt from poll tax; if naturalized, and if so, date of papers and by what court issued; if transferred from another precinct, and if so, when and to what precinct.

Buchanan County General Registration Roll of White Voters, 1902-1903, records the roll of registered white voters in Buchanan County. The volume is divided by precincts: Contrary, Grundy, Hurricane, Knox, Rock Lick, Slate, Whitt Place, Vansant, Bull, Garden, Prater, Blankenship, Hurley, Paw Paw, Stacy, and Grassey. Information found in the volume includes date of registration; number of registered voter; name of registered voter; date of birth; age; occupation; residence; length of residence in state, county, and precinct; whether exempt from poll tax; if naturalized, and if so, date of papers and by what court issued; if transferred from another precinct, and if so, when and to what precinct.

Related Material

See the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note .

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Buchanan County (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--History--1877-1964
  • African Americans--Suffrage
  • African Americans--Virginia--Buchanan County
  • Suffrage--Virginia--Buchanan County
  • Geographical Names:

  • Buchanan County (Va.)--Genealogy
  • Buchanan County (Va.)--History--20th century
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Election records--Virginia--Buchanan County
  • Local government records--Virginia--Buchanan County
  • Voters' lists--Virginia--Buchanan County

Contents List

Barcode number 1123790: General Registration Roll of White Voters, 1902-1903

This book records the names of registered White voters.

Barcode number 1123800: List of Voters Registered, 1902-1935

This book records the names of registered voters.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Buchanan County (Va.)--Genealogy
  • Buchanan County (Va.)--History--20th century