A Guide to the Culpeper County (Va.) Minutes of the Town of Fairfax, 1759, 1799-1811 Culpeper County (Va.) Minutes of the Town of Fairfax, 1759, 1799-1811 Barcode number 1183689/Culpeper County (Va.) Reel 91

A Guide to the Culpeper County (Va.) Minutes of the Town of Fairfax, 1759, 1799-1811

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Collection numbers: Barcode number 1183689/Culpeper County (Va.) Reel 91


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Collection numbers
Barcode number 1183689/Culpeper County (Va.) Reel 91
Title
Culpeper County (Va.) Minutes of the Town of Fairfax, 1759, 1799-1811
Physical Characteristics
1v.; 1 microfilm reel
Collector
Culpeper County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Culpeper County (Va.) Reel 91.

Preferred Citation

Culpeper County (Va.) Minutes of the Town of Fairfax, 1759, 1799-1811. Local government records collection, Culpeper County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Culpeper County under the accession number 43770.

The microfilm copy of this record was generated by OCLC.


Historical Information

Culpeper County probably was name for Catherine Culpeper, or for her mother, Margaret Lady Culpeper, or for Thomas Culpeper, second baron Culpeper of Thoresway, governor of Virginia from 1677 to 1683, or for their family, which long held proprietary right in the Northern Neck. It was formed from Orange County in 1749.

The town of Fairfax was chartered by an act of assembly on February 22, 1759. After the town's name was changed to Culpeper in 1859, Fairfax County took the name Fairfax for its county seat.

A significant number of loose records are missing for the period prior to 1840. They were stolen, mutilated, and/or destroyed during the Civil War. Culpeper was the site of several military engagements and experienced widespread pillaging by both Union and Confederate troops. The county courthouse was used as a jail for Confederate prisoners by Union forces. Volumes that record deeds and wills from the formation of the county exist. Minute books for the periods 1749-1762, 1765-1797, 1812-1813, and 1817 are missing.

Scope and Content

Culpeper County (Va.) Minutes of the Town of Fairfax, 1759, 1799-1811 contains the proceedings of the meetings of the Trustees of Fairfax, and records information such as the appointments of local officials and details of local ordinances.

This volume also includes a copy of the June 21, 1759 plat of Fairfax, which identifies the original location of the courthouse, prison, and stocks.

Arrangement

Chronological by entry date.

Related Material

Additional Culpeper County records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm

Culpeper County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Culpeper County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Database found at the Library of Virginia web site.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • Appointments to office--Virginia--Culpeper County
  • Public records--Virginia--Culpeper County
  • Geographical Names:

  • Culpeper County (Va.)--History
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Culpeper County
  • Minute books--Virginia--Culpeper County
  • Plans (maps)--Virginia--Culpeper County
  • Plats--Virginia--Culpeper County