A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) Judgments (Condemnations), 1839-1853 Powhatan County (Va.) Judgments (Condemnations), 1839-1853 0007283309 and 0007283311

A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) Judgments (Condemnations), 1839-1853

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers: 0007283309 and 0007283311


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Barcode numbers
0007283309 and 0007283311
Powhatan County (Va.) Judgments (Condemnations), 1839-1853
Physical Characteristics
1.00 cu. ft.
Powhatan County (Va.) Circuit Court
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Powhatan County (Va.) Judgments (Condemnations), 1839-1853. Local government records collection, Powhatan County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Powhatan County under the accession numbers 41545 and 41547.

Historical Information

Powhatan County was named for the paramount chief of the Powhatan Indians in the tidewater of Virginia in the late sixteenth and early years of the seventeenth century. It was formed from Cumberland County in 1777, and part of Chesterfield County was added in 1850. The county seat is Powhatan.

Scope and Content

Powhatan County (Va.) Judgments (Condemnations), 1839-1853, consist of judgments related to the taking of private property for the construction of railroad lines through the power of eminent domain. The plaintiffs in these suits were Etna Coal Comapany and Richmond and Danville Railroad Company. The suits include plats of the property in controversy. The collection includes a suit in which plaintiff sought to recover damages done to his property due to the construction of a dam by the defendant. The suit includes a drawing of the dam.


Arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Additional Powhatan County Judgments are found at the Library of Virginia. The collection is unprocessed.

Additional Powhatan County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia. See A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • Civil procedure -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Coal trade -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Dams -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Eminent domain -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Railroad companies -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Architectural drawings (visual works) -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Decisions -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Judicial records -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.
  • Plats -- Virginia -- Powhatan County.