A Guide to the Arlington County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903 Arlington County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903 1100310

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

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

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Arlington County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903. Local government records collection, Arlington County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Arlington County.

Historical Information

Arlington County was originally named Alexandria County. It was formed from a part of Fairfax County that was ceded to the U.S. government in 1789 but was returned to Virginia in 1846. The county name was changed in 1920 to Arlington, the name of the Custis family mansion (former home of Robert E. Lee), which is located in the county.

The 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitiution 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

Arlington County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903, records the roll of registered voters in Arlington County. The volume is divided by precincts (Ballston and Four Mile Run) 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.

Related Material

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

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

  • Election records--Virginia--Arlington County
  • Local government records--Virginia--Arlington County
  • Voters' lists--Virginia--Arlington County
  • Added Entry - Corporate Name:

  • Alexandria County (Va.) County Court

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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