A Guide to the Patrick County (Va.) Election Records, 1902-1956 Patrick County (Va.) Election Records, 1902-1956 0007307935-0007307945

A Guide to the Patrick County (Va.) Election Records, 1902-1956

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the Library of Virginia
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Patrick County (Va.) Election Records, 1902-1956
Physical Characteristics
11 v.
Patrick 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

Patrick County (Va.) Election Records, 1902-1956. Local government records collection, Patrick County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Patrick County under accession number 50251.

Historical Information

Patrick County, like Henry County, was named for Patrick Henry. It was formed from Henry County in 1790.

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

The Patrick County (Va.) Election Records, 1902-1956, consists of 11 volumes of rolls and lists of voters registered.

Patrick County Rolls and Lists of Voters Registered record the roll of registered voters in the county. The volumes are divided by precincts: Critz, Patrick Springs, Nettle Ridge, Buffalo Ridge, Bell Spur, Penn's Store, Turner's Store, Courthouse, Palmetto, Gate's Store, Elamsville, Liberty, Hill's Schoolhouse, Aker's Store, Dodson, Adam's Store, Stella, DeHart's Mill, Charity, and King's Store; and within each precinct on the basis of color. Information found in the volumes includes date of registration; 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 rolls also include names of women who registered following the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

  • Election records--Virginia--Patrick County.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Patrick County.
  • Voters' lists--Virginia--Patrick County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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