A Guide to the King George County (Va.) James Madison Camp No. 12503 Modern Woodmen of America Minute Book, 1922-1924 King George County (Va.) James Madison Camp No. 12503 Modern Woodmen of America Minute Book 1168949

A Guide to the King George County (Va.) James Madison Camp No. 12503 Modern Woodmen of America Minute Book, 1922-1924

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Collection Numbers 1168949


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Collection Numbers
1168949
Title
King George County (Va.) James Madison Camp No. 12503 Modern Woodmen of America Minute Book, 1922-1924
Physical Description
1 v.
Collector
King George County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
State Records Center- Archives Annex, Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

King George County (Va.) James Madison Camp No. 12503 Modern Woodmen of America Minute Book, 1922-1924. Local government records collection, King George County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These volumes came to the Library of Virginia under accession number 42662.

Historical Information

King George County was formed from Richmond County by a statute of 23 December 1720. The county court first met on 19 May 1721. Part of Westmoreland County was added later. The county was named in honor of King George I.

Modern Woodmen of America was founded in Lyons, Iowa in 1883 by Joseph Cullen Root. The name was changed to Woodmen of the World in 1890. Today, Woodmen of the World provides financial services to approximately 800,000 members in the US. These include life insurance and annuities, cancer insurance, and access to mutual funds, 529 College Savings Plans and other financial services. Members are also eligible to receive a wide array of fraternal benefits. These include participation in a youth program, a camping experience for youth and senior members, disaster relief assistance, a prescription drug discount card, and monetary support for members' orphaned children. Another aspect of the organization's patriotic mission is the annual In Honor and Remembrance program, which pays tribute to the heroes and victims of the September 11th attacks. One enduring physical legacy of the organization is distinctive headstones in the shape of a tree stump. This was an early benefit of Woodmen of the World membership, and they are found in cemeteries nationwide. This program was abandoned in the late 1920s as it was too costly.

Most loose records prior to 1830 are missing. Volumes that record deeds, court orders and wills exist.

Scope and Content

King George County (Va.) James Madison Camp No. 12503 Modern Woodmen of America Book is comprised of minutes from 1922-1924 regarding this local fraternal organization.

Related Material

Additional King George County Court Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm

King George County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional King George County Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • King George County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Public records--Virginia--King George County.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Local government records--Virginia--King George County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • King George County (Va.)--History--20th century.