A Guide to the Norfolk County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902 Norfolk County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902 1095763

A Guide to the Norfolk County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902

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Norfolk County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Chesapeake (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Norfolk County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902. Local government records collection, Chesapeake (City)/Norfolk 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 Chesapeake (City).

Historical Information

Norfolk County (extinct) probably was named by Adam Thoroughgood, a local resident, from his native county in England. It was formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691. Norfolk County became extinct in 1963, when it was consolidated with the city of South Norfolk to form the city of Chesapeake. The county seat was Portsmouth.

Chesapeake, which was named for the Chesapeake Bay, comprises the former Norfolk County and the former city of South Norfolk. It was formed by court order in 1963 by a merger of these two entities, both of which thereby became extinct.

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

Norfolk County Roll of Registered Voters, records the roll of registered voters in Norfolk County. The volume is divided by precincts: Hall's Corner, E. Berkley, W. Berkley, Deep Creek, Bethel, Hickory Grove, Indian Creek, Churchland, Bower's Hill, and Glebe; and within each precinct on the basis of color. Information found in the volumes 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.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Chesapeake (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Subjects:

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

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

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

  • Norfolk County (Va.) Circuit Court

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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