A Guide to the Rockbridge County (Va.) Record of Voters, 1902-1903 Rockbridge County (Va.) Record of Voters, 1902-1903 1089721

A Guide to the Rockbridge County (Va.) Record of Voters, 1902-1903

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Rockbridge County (Va.) Record of Voters, 1902-1903
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Rockbridge County (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Rockbridge County (Va.) Record of Voters, 1902-1903. Local government records collection, Rockbridge 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 Rockbridge County.

Historical Information

Rockbridge County was named for Natural Bridge, an exceptional rock formation located in the county. The county was formed from Augusta and Botetourt counties in 1778, and another part of Botetourt was added later. The area is 604 square miles, and the county seat is Lexington.

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

Rockbridge County (Va.) Record of Voters, 1902-1903, records the roll of registered voters in Rockbridge County. The volume is divided by precincts: Lexington, Hartsook Shop, Glasgow, Glenwood, Natural Bridge, Oak Bank, Broad Creek, Hamilton's School House, Collierstown, Montgomery, Big Spring, Smith's Mill, Rockbridge Baths, Brownsburg, Flumen, Goshen, Kennedy's Mill, Timber Ridge, Riverside, Fairfield, Raphine, and Campbell'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.


Arranged chronological by year and then alphabetical by surname.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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