A Guide to the Arlington County (Va.) Deeds Recorded and Bills of Sale, 1801-1859 Arlington County (Va.) Deeds Recorded and Bills of Sale, 1801-1859 0007770665

A Guide to the Arlington County (Va.) Deeds Recorded and Bills of Sale, 1801-1859

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Barcode numbers: 0007770665


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
0007770665
Title
Arlington County (Va.) Deeds Recorded and Bills of Sale, 1801-1859
Physical Characteristics
.45 cu.ft.
Collector
Arlington County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Arlington County (Va.) Deeds Recorded and Bills of Sale, 1801-1859, Local government records collection, Arlington County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Arlington County.


Historical Information

Arlington County was originally named Alexandria County. It was formed from a portion of Fairfax County that Virginia in 1789 ceded to the federal government for use as the site of a new national capital. In 1801 the area officially became part of the District of Columbia, although Congress named it Alexandria County. By an act of 9 July 1846, Congress returned the county to Virginia, and the General Assembly extended the commonwealth's jurisdiction over the region effective 20 March 1847. By an act of assembly passed 16 March 1920, the county's name was changed to Arlington, the name of the Custis family mansion (the home of Robert E. Lee), which is located in the county. An urban county, Arlington contains no incorporated towns or cities. The county courthouse is in the county.

Scope and Content

Arlington County (Va.) Deeds Recorded and Bills of Sale, 1801-1859, consists of deeds and bills of sale related to transactions of enslaved people.

Related Material

Additional Arlington County Deeds can be found at the Library of Virginia.

Additional Arlington County Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia's web site.


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • African Americans-History
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Deeds--Virginia--Arlington County.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Arlington County.