A Guide to the Rappahannock County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903 Rappahannock County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903 1123612

A Guide to the Rappahannock County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903

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Rappahannock County (Va.) General Registration, 1902-1903
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Rappahannock County (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

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Preferred Citation

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

Historical Information

Rappahannock County was named for the Rappahannock River, which in turn received its name from an Indian tribe that lived along its banks. There have been two Virginia counties named Rappahannock. The first was created from Lancaster in 1656 and became extinct in 1662 when it was divided into Essex and Richmond counties. The present county was formed from Culpeper County in 1833. Its area is 267 square miles, and the county seat is Washington.

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

Rappahannock County (Va.) Voter Register, 1902, records the roll of registered voters in Rappahannock County. The volume is divided by precincts: Amissville, Flint Hill, Hamlin, Sperryville, Washington, and Woodville, 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.

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