A Guide to the Shenandoah County (Va.) General Register, 1902-1903 Shenandoah County (Va.) General Register, 1902-1903 1109311

A Guide to the Shenandoah County (Va.) General Register, 1902-1903

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Shenandoah County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Shenandoah 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

Shenandoah County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903. Local government records collection, Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah County.

Historical Information

Shenandoah County was named for the Shenandoah River, which passed through the county. Shenandoah is an Indian word meaning beautiful daughter of the stars. The county was named Dunmore when it was formed from Frederick County in 1772. The present name was adopted in 1778. Its area is 507 square miles, and the county seat is Woodstock.

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

Shenandoah County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903, records the roll of registered voters in Shenandoah County. The volume is divided by precincts: Borden, Columbia Furnace, Cabin Hill, Court House, Cleveland, Central School House, Dry Run School House, Edinburg, Forestville, Fisher's Hill, Hudson's Crossroads, Hamburg, Jerome, Jno D. Miller's, Lebanon Church, Lantz's Mill, Liberty Furnace, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Olive, New Market, Oranda, Pine Hill School House, Quicksburg, St. Luke, Strasburg, Saumsville, Town Hall, Tom's Brook, 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.


Arranged chronological by year and then alphabetical by surname.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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