A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) Records, 1797-1866 Powhatan County (Va.) Records, 1797-1866 0007551201

A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) Records, 1797-1866

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Powhatan County (Va.) Records, 1797-1866
Physical Characteristics
.35 cu. ft.
Powhatan County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Powhatan County (Va.) Records, 1797-1866. 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 transfer of court papers from Powhatan County.

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.) Records, 1797-1866, cinsists of records from the following series: Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, Court Records, Fiduciary Records, Overseers of the Poor Records, Tax snd Fiscal Records, and Wills. The documents record names of slaves and free African Americans.

Related Material

Additional Powhatan County records are available at the Library of Virginia.

Separated Material

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • African Americans--History.
  • Slaveholders--Virginia--Powhatan County.
  • Slaves--Virginia--Powhatan County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Powhatan County--History--19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Judicial records--Virginia--Powhatan County.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Powhatan County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Powhatan County--History--19th century.