A Guide to the Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered, 1903 Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered, 1903 1125516-1125517

A Guide to the Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered, 1903

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Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered, 1903
Physical Characteristics
2 v.
Petersburg (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered, 1903. Local government records collection, Petersburg (City) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from the City of Petersburg.

Historical Information

Petersburg was formed from parts of Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Chesterfield counties. A garrison and fur trading post called Fort Henry was established in 1645 on the site of the Indian village of Appamattuck. The present name, suggested in 1733 by William Byrd II, honors Peter Jones, Byrd's companion on expeditions into the Virginia backcountry. Petersburg was established in 1748 and incorporated as a town in 1784. In the latter year the towns of Blandford, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft were added to Petersburg. It was incorporated as a city in 1850. Petersburg was enlarged by annexation from both Prince George and Dinwiddie counties in 1972.

Scope and Content

Petersburg (Va.) Roll of Voters Registered, 1903, records the roll of registered voters in the City of Petersburg. The volume is divided by precincts: Bollingbrook, New Market, and Courthouse; 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

Additional Petersburg (City) 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:

  • Petersburg (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Subjects:

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

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

  • Election records--Virginia--Petersburg
  • Local government records--Virginia--Petersburg
  • Voters' lists--Virginia--Petersburg

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Petersburg (Va.)--Genealogy
  • Petersburg (Va.)--History--20th century