A Guide to the Craig County (Va.) Lists of Voters Registered, 1895-1931 Craig County (Va.) Lists of Voters Registered, 1895-1931 1208473-1208483

A Guide to the Craig County (Va.) Lists of Voters Registered, 1895-1931

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers: 1208473-1208483


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
1208473-1208483
Title
Craig County (Va.) Lists of Voters Registered, 1895-1931
Physical Characteristics
10 v.
Collector
Craig County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Craig County (Va.) Lists of Voters Registered, 1895-1931. Local government records collection, Craig County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Craig County under the accession number 45448.

Historical Information

Craig County was named for Robert Craig, a nineteenth-century Virginia congressman. The county was formed from Botetourt, Roanoke, Giles, and Monroe (West Virginia) Counties in 1851. Parts of Monroe County were added in 1853 and 1856, part of Montgomery County was added in 1853, part of Alleghany County added in 1856, and part of Giles County added in 1858.

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.

The Nineteenth Amendment was granted the right to vote to women. It was proposed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.

Scope and Content

Craig County (Va.) Lists of Voters Registered, 1895-1931, include Craig County lists of registered voters compiled in one individual county precinct and the county-wide Rolls of White and Colored Voters.

Craig County lists of registered voters consist of the individual rolls of registered voters, colored and white, for the Court House precinct. Rolls also include names of women who registered following passage of Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Information found in the rolls 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. The information found in the 1902 rolls was transferred to the 1903 general voter registration book also found in this collection. Precincts included in the Rolls of White and Colored Voters include: Court House, Forks John's Creek, Healing Springs, Arnmendale, Paint Bank, McGuire's Store, Barbers Creek, Marshall Store, Givens and Reynold's Store House.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964.
  • African Americans -- Suffrage.
  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Craig County.
  • Suffrage -- Virginia -- Craig County.
  • Women -- Suffrage -- Virginia -- Craig County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Craig County (Va.) -- Genealogy. -- Genealogy.
  • Craig County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Craig County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Election records -- Virginia -- Craig County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Craig County.
  • Voter's lists -- Virginia -- Craig County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Craig County (Va.) -- Genealogy. -- Genealogy.
  • Craig County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Craig County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century.