A Guide to the Bland County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903 Bland County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903 1097584

A Guide to the Bland County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903

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Barcode number: 1097584


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Bland County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Bland County (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Bland County (Va.) General Registration. Local government records collection, Bland County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Bland County.

Historical Information

Bland County is said to have been named for Richard Bland, a leader of colonial Virginia's resistance to Great Britain in the 1760s and 1770s. It was formed from Giles, Wythe, and Tazewell Counties in 1861, and another part of Giles was added in 1900.

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.

Scope and Content

Bland County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903, records the roll of registered voters in Bland County. The volume is divided by precincts: Bogle's School House, Ceres, Davis, Mechanicsburg, Point Pleasant, Rocky Gap, Sharon, Seddon, and Bishop's, and within each precinct on the basis of color. 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.



Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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