A Guide to the Highland County (Va.) Voter Registrations, 1902-1923 (bulk 1902-1903) Highland County (Va.) Voter Registrations, 1902-1923 (bulk 1902-1903) 1107088

A Guide to the Highland County (Va.) Voter Registrations, 1902-1923 (bulk 1902-1903)

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Highland County (Va.) Voter Registrations, 1902-1923 (bulk 1902-1903)
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Highland County (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Highland County (Va.) Voter Registrations, 1902-1923. Local government records collection, Highland County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Highland County.

Historical Information

Highland County was named for its mountainous terrain. It was formed from Bath and Pendleton (West Virginia) Counties in 1847. Its area is 416 square miles, and the county seat is Monterey.

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

Highland County (Va.) Voter Register, 1902, records the roll of registered voters in Highland County. The volume is divided by precincts: Ruckman's School House, Hevener's Store, New Hampden, Court-house, Wilson's Mill, Bethlehem, Pullin's School House, and Steuart's Mill, 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.



Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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