A Guide to the Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1903 Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1903 1049119, 1049120

A Guide to the Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1903

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers: 1049119, 1049120


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
1049119, 1049120
Title
Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1903
Physical Characteristics
.90 cu. ft. (84 v.)
Collector
Fairfax County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Fairfax County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1903. Local government records collection, Fairfax 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 Fairfax County.

Historical Information

Fairfax County was named for Thomas Fairfax, sixth baron Fairfax of Cameron, proprietor of the Northern Neck. It was formed from Prince William County in 1742.

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.

Original wills and deeds as well as many other loose papers were destroyed during the Civil War; deed books for twenty-six of the fifty-six years between 1763 and 1819 are missing. Numerous pre-Civil War minute books are missing as well.

Scope and Content

Fairfax County Roll of Regsitered Voters, records the roll of registered voters in Fairfax County. The volume is divided by precincts: Accotink, Annandale, Bayliss, Burke's Station, Centreville, Clifton, Dranesville, Court House, Falls Church, Forestville, Gumspring, Herndon, Langley, The Lick, Moore's, Pullman's, Swetnam's, Thompson's, Vienna, Well's Store, West End, Wiehle, and Woodyards; 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.

Related Material

See the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note .

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

  • Election records--Virginia--Fairfax County
  • Local government records--Virginia--Fairfax County
  • Voters' lists--Virginia--Fairfax County

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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